Floor 1
First floor of the McFaddin-Ward House Museum

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General Audience

Musical entertainment in the home was an important part of family culture at the turn of the twentieth century, evidenced by an entire room’s dedication to that purpose. Piano and lyre motifs are design elements included on the drapery. The McFaddins entertained family and friends by hosting a musicale in 1907. The event’s program included voice, violin, and piano numbers as well as the reading of literature. Ida McFaddin was known for her beautiful singing voice and chose “The Journey is Long” to present to her audience. After the musicale, guests adjourned to the third floor for dancing.
Portrait of Mary O'Bannon Smith Caldwell
Portrait of James Lewis Caldwell
Gloria Swinging Clock