Eudora Welty House & Garden

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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Nature Mandalas in the Welty Garden

Discover the tranquility of nature in a family-friendly outdoor activity at the Eudora Welty House & Garden. Guests will learn how to design their very own mandalas using foliage from the Welty Garden. Participants are encouraged to bring a basket or container to forage for natural materials. Face masks and social distancing guidelines are required while on site. Email info@eduoraweltyhouse.com to RVSP for this free event.

#WeltyatHome: A Virtual Book Club

The third "Welty at Home" book club pick is Welty's very own The Golden Apples. Published in 1949, Welty's third short story collection is composed of seven stories centered upon the characters in the fictional town of Morgana, Mississippi. On Mondays, at noon CST, the Eudora Welty House & Garden will host live book discussions of each short story led by Welty's friend and biographer Dr. Suzanne Marrs. This event is free and open to the public. For more information and to register, email info@eudoraweltyhouse.com. 

#WeltyatHome: A Virtual Book Club

The second "Welty at Home" book club pick is Margaret Walker's signature novel, Jubilee. An award-winning poet, novelist, and English professor at Jackson State University, Walker formed a special literary friendship with Welty. They referred to their friendship as their "sister act." This is the final installment of the three-part discussion of Jubilee. On Tuesday, at noon CST, the Eudora Welty House & Garden will host the live book discussion on Zoom, led by Margaret Walker Center director and civil rights historian Dr. Robby Luckett.

#WeltyatHome: A Virtual Book Club

The second "Welty at Home" book club pick is Margaret Walker's signature novel, Jubilee. An award-winning poet, novelist, and English professor at Jackson State University, Walker formed a special literary friendship with Welty. They referred to their friendship as their "sister act." Together, we'll read and discuss Jubilee over the course of three weeks. On Tuesdays, at noon CST, the Eudora Welty House & Garden will host live book discussions on Zoom, led by Margaret Walker Center director and civil rights historian Dr. Robby Luckett.

MDAH Museums & Library Are Open

On Tuesday, July 7, the Mississippi Department of Archives and History (MDAH) reopened the Eudora Welty House & Garden, Museum of Mississippi History, Mississippi Civil Rights Museum, and William F. Winter Archives and History Building in Jackson, and the Grand Village of the Natchez Indians in Natchez.

COVID safety precautions at each site include requiring all visitors to wear masks and observe social distancing guidelines. Masks are available on-site. All public spaces have been sanitized, and thorough cleaning will continue every day. Staff are on-site to ensure that social distancing guidelines are maintained. 

A list of sites and their hours is below. 

Museum of Mississippi History and Mississippi Civil Rights Museum
222 North Street, Jackson

Hours are Tuesday–Saturday 9 a.m.–4 p.m. Visitors are encouraged to purchase their tickets online at tickets.mdah.ms.gov. Due to safety precautions for COVID-19, the maximum number of people per group is twenty. Groups must follow social distancing guidelines and remain six feet apart from all guests, including each other. 


Eudora Welty House & Garden

Hours are Tuesday–Friday, 9 a.m.–4 p.m., with tours at 9 and 11 a.m., and 1 and 3 p.m. Tours will be by reservation only. Due to safety precautions for COVID-19, the maximum capacity is two guests per tour. To make a reservation, call 601-353-7762 or email tours@eudoraweltyhouse.com.


State Archives Library 

Hours are Monday–Friday, 9 a.m.–4 p.m. Appointments are recommended for research in the Archival and Media Reading Rooms. Available weekday appointment times are 9–11 a.m., 11:30 a.m.–1:30 p.m., and 2–4 p.m. Call 601-576-6837 during working hours to schedule a time. Patrons without an appointment will be accommodated as space allows.

The library will reopen on Saturdays beginning August 1, 2020. Saturday hours will be 8:15 a.m.–12:45 p.m.  Appointment times for Saturdays are  8:15–10:15 a.m. and  10:45 a.m.–12:45 p.m.


Grand Village of the Natchez Indians

Hours are Monday–Saturday, 9 a.m.–5 p.m., and Sunday, 1:30–5 p.m.  Due to safety precautions for COVID-19, the maximum capacity for the Visitor Center is fifteen visitors at one time. Admission is free.

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