Eudora Welty House & Garden

Cutflower Workshop With Donna Yowell

On Thursday, May 20, at 4 p.m., the Eudora Welty House & Garden will host a small beginner’s workshop on cut flower gardening with special guest Donna Yowell of the Flower Growers of Mississippi. Registration fee is $20 per person and space is limited to fifteen participants. Face masks and social distancing guidelines are required. Register online for the event here. For more information, call 601-353-7762 or email info@eudoraweltyhouse.com.

Yoga in the Welty Garden

On Tuesdays at 7 a.m., enjoy gentle community yoga classes on the front lawn of the Eudora Welty House & Garden led by certified yoga instructor and MDAH education specialist Jennifer Rose. Guests should bring their own mats, towels, water bottles, and wear comfortable clothing. Guests will be required to socially distance themselves and wear face masks when not on the mat.

Heirloom Plant Swap and Lecture with Felder Rushing

Author and horticulturist Felder Rushing will present a book lecture and heirloom plant swap at the Eudora Welty House & Garden on Sunday, May 2, at 1 p.m. Guests are encouraged to bring up to two plants to swap. Space is limited. To register for this event, purchase Rushing's book Maverick Gardeners from the Eudora Welty House & Garden. Face masks and social distancing guidelines are required while on site.

New Garden Audio Tour & Exhibit Opens at Eudora Welty House April 13

EWHG exhibitThe Eudora Welty House & Garden will launch a new outdoor audio tour on Tuesday, April 13, in recognition of Eudora Welty’s birthday. The Welty Garden Audio Tour interprets the history of Welty’s garden and its influence on her writing.

“We are excited to offer our visitors an audio tour of the Welty garden,” said Katie Blount, director of the Mississippi Department of Archives and History (MDAH). “To hear Mary Alice Welty White read her aunt’s words about the flowers she and her mother nurtured adds an intimacy to the garden tour, which is closer now to the experience of walking through her house.”

The twenty-minute tour includes music, nature sounds, and narration read by retired Welty Garden curator Susan Haltom. The audio tour is available for listeners online at https://welty.mdah.ms.gov/visit/audiotour.

The new exhibit A Parade of Bloom: Stories From the Welty Garden is now open to visitors at the Eudora Welty House & Garden Visitor Center and highlights the importance of gardening in Eudora Welty’s family and social life as well as her literature. The exhibit includes photographs of Welty’s family in the garden, artifacts, garden maps, flower sketches, and journals. Visitors also can learn about featured camellias in the garden and their importance in several of Welty’s friendships. The Visitor Center is free and open to the public Tuesday–Friday, 9 a.m.–4 p.m. and Saturday 12:30–4 p.m.

The Eudora Welty House & Garden interprets the life of the internationally acclaimed author. Tours are by reservation Tuesday–Friday, 9 & 11 a.m. and 1 & 3 p.m. and Saturday, 1 & 3 p.m. To reserve a tour, email info@eudoraweltyhouse.com or call 601-353-7762. The Eudora Welty House & Garden is located at 1119 Pinehurst Street in Jackson and is operated by MDAH.

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#WeltyatHome: A Virtual Book Club therron Thu, 03/18/2021 - 14:56

On Mondays, at noon CST, the Eudora Welty House & Garden will host live book discussions of Welty's 1955 short story collection, The Bride of the Innisfallen, as part of its #WeltyatHome virtual book club program. Welty's friend and biographer Dr. Suzanne Marrs will lead the discussion. This event is free and open to the public. For more information and to register, email info@eudoraweltyhouse.com. 

Welty Teachers Workshop: Eudora Welty's Digital Future

The Eudora Welty House & Garden will present a virtual teachers workshop on using digital platforms to explore Welty's short story classics in partnership with the Digital Welty Lab at Millsaps College on Friday, February 26. Registration is $40 per person and space is limited to 50 participants. Register online for the event here. For additional information, email info@eudoraweltyhouse.com. 

Holiday Hours at MDAH Sites

Holiday HoursMuseum of Mississippi History and Mississippi Civil Rights Museum

The Possum Ridge model train exhibit will be on display at the Two Mississippi Museums through December. Regular museum hours are Tuesday-Saturday 9 a.m.–4 p.m. The museums are open free of charge on Sundays from noon–4 p.m. Safety precautions at museums include requiring all visitors to wear masks and observe social distancing guidelines. The museums will close ThursdayFriday, December 2425, for Christmas and Friday, January 1, for New Year's Day.

Eudora Welty House & Garden

Eudora Welty House & Garden tours take place 9 & 11 a.m. and 1 & 3 p.m., Tuesday–Friday, and 1 & 3 p.m. on Saturday. Purchase tickets by phone at 601-353-7762 or by email info@eudoraweltyhouse.com. The museum will close ThursdayFridayDecember 2425, for Christmas and Friday, January 1, for New Year's Day.

William F. Winter Archives and History Building

The state archives will close November 26–28, December 24–December 26, and December 31–January 1. Due to safety precautions for COVID-19, the reading rooms at the William F. Winter Archives and History Building will be open Monday–Saturday, 8:15 a.m.–12:45 p.m. Appointments are recommended. and available times are 8:15–10:30 a.m. and 10:30 a.m.–12:45 p.m. Call 601-576-6837 to schedule your time. Patrons without an appointment will be accommodated as space allows.

For more information email info@mdah.ms.gov.

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