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MDAH Announces New Director of the Eudora Welty House & Garden

July 10, 2024

The Mississippi Department of Archives and History (MDAH) has named Sara Nordin the new director of the Eudora Welty House & Garden (EWHG) in Jackson, Mississippi. The EWHG museum is the home of acclaimed author Eudora Welty, who wrote numerous award-winning fiction and essays. The EWHG opened to the public in 2006 and has drawn visitors throughout the state and across the world.

“The Eudora Welty House & Garden is an important part of our literary history that has spoken to many people. I look forward to building its success,” said Nordin.

Nordin earned her bachelor’s degree from Auburn University, where she studied art history and design. Her career has included roles in high-end hospitality management at the historic Roosevelt New Orleans hotel and cultural education and programming at the Kentuck Knob, a Frank Lloyd Wright house museum.

In 2023, Nordin began her career at MDAH as the director of visitor experiences at the Two Mississippi Museums. She supervised front desk operations, coordinated volunteers and group tours, and spearheaded strategic enhancement of visitor engagement.

“I am looking forward to the great work Sara will continue at the Eudora Welty House & Garden,” said Cindy Gardner, division director, MDAH Museum Division. “She brings a strong background in visitor engagement development, so I have no doubt that the site will continue to thrive under her capable leadership.” 
Located at 1119 Pinehurst St. in Jackson, the EWHG Visitor Center is free and open to the public Tuesday–Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Saturday from 12:30 p.m. to 4 p.m. Parking can be found alongside 1109 Pinehurst St. To book a tour or for more information, call 601-353-7762, visit , or email


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