The Caroline Gilbert Hinchee House is considered a historic restoration per the rules set forth by the Texas Historical Commission. During the first phase of foundation repair, there is always plenty to do to improve and maintain the grounds. Your involvement in our twice-monthly Work Days, is indispensable to restoring the home to its original beauty. Always needed:
We'll make an official announcement soon - artists wanted for interpretations of Hinchee House's stained glass windows, to be painted on boards which will cover the openings until we recover the originals. Please use the contact form at the bottom of the page or call Meghan Cobb at (409) 221-4069 if you're interested in volunteering your time and talent, and showing it off to the world!
Not only is there endless virtual space in our online History Corner - but while we're converting the front parlor of Hinchee House to be a guest greeting and educational zone, we want as much information to share as possible!
The deeper one digs into history, the smaller his or her world becomes. Please help us teach others what times were like in Beaumont, Texas a hundred years ago!
Pictured here is our elevator mechanism as seen from the attic. Through the summer of 2020 Hinchee House will undergo significant updates to its foundation and structural members. As such, we are in constant need of framers, flooring installers, sheetrock mechanics, glaziers, electricians, plumbers, etc. Project management is overseen by Cobb Creek Construction LLC. Give them a shout at (409) 221-4069 if you, your company or your crew is interested.
We are in the process of partnering with area and national facilitators of education in creating internship, work and education opportunities for students and veterans (and veteran students). Please contact us using the form below for collaboration; otherwise check back soon for updates on this exciting directive from Hinchee House.
We always look forward to meeting plant enthusiasts, event planners, grant writers, networkers and others who are as passionate as we are about Hinchee House. One thing we've found is that once a person visits Hinchee, they want to help. Drop us a line below, or stop by one of our Work Days and introduce yourself while seeing what it's all about.