Arbor Day Tree Giveaway

In recognition of Mississippi's Arbor Day, the Eudora Welty House & Garden will host a free giveaway of native trees provided by the Mississippi Forestry Commission on Saturday, February 12. Enjoy complimentary cups of apple cider with scavenger hunts, all-ages coloring sheets, and name games interpreting significant trees in the Welty Garden. Face masks and social distancing guidelines are required.

Shoe Bird Buttons

On Saturday, January 15, at 10 a.m., Eudora Welty House & Garden education specialist Jennifer Rose will read excerpts from Welty's only children's book, The Shoe Bird, after which children will engage in a hands-on activity. This event is free and open to the public. Face masks and social distancing guidelines are required.

MLK Night of Culture: "The Great Migration: Those Who Stayed"

Join us on Monday, January 17, at 6 p.m. for the annual MLK Night of Culture program in the Craig H. Neilsen Auditorium of the Two Mississippi Museums. This year’s theme is “Those Who Stayed,” inspired by the stories of the individuals who remained in Mississippi during the Great Migration, a population movement of African Americans who left their homes to seek better opportunities in the northern and western states in response to racial injustice in the rural South.

History Is Lunch: Beth Batton and Margaret Bucci, "The Andrew Bucci Centennial"

Join us on site at noon on Wednesday, January 12, or watch the livestream for the kickoff of the 2022 season of History Is Lunch with a program about the centennial anniversary of celebrated Mississippi artist Andrew Bucci’s birth by Beth Batton and Margaret Bucci. At the program state senator Briggs Hopson will present a proclamation designating the day as Andrew Bucci Day. An exhibit of Bucci’s early works will be on display in the William F.


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