The Education and Visitors Center is free and open to the public Tuesday-Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. and from 8:30 a.m. to noon the second Saturday of each month. The guided tours of Ms. Welty's home are at 9 and 11 a.m. and 1 and 3 p.m. Tuesday-Friday and 9 and 11 a.m. on the second Saturday of each month. Reservations are recommended. For more information, call 601-353-7762 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
In addition to our permanent exhibit thematically organized around Welty's memoir. One Writer's Beginnings, and its major threads that carried through her life, we generally have one temporary exhibit every other year.
Through June 2020
Eudora Welty was surrounded by music from a young age. When she died in 2001, she had a collection of over 300 records, which spanned many decades of her life.
Music presented in For the Record showcases the way one form of art can inspire others. The artifacts on display include songs, artists, and albums appearing in Welty's work alongside programs, cassettes, and CDs of artists who were influenced by Welty's storytelling. You can also listen to a selection of songs from throughout the exhibit along with other Welty favorites in the For the Record: Music and Storytelling, and Eudora Welty playlist on Spotify.
The Eudora Welty Collection at the Mississippi Department of Archives and History is the premier collection of Eudora Welty materials in the world and one of the most varied literary collections in the United States. The collection includes manuscripts, letters, photographs, drawings, essays, and film and video footage that spans Welty’s entire life.