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For the Record: Music, Storytelling, and Eudora Welty
For the Record includes records from her collection of 300 albums and music by artists who took inspiration from characters in Welty's writings. The exhibit is displayed in the Education and Visitors Center. Normal hours are 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Friday and 8:30 a.m. to noon the second Saturday of each month. There is no charge to see the exhibit. For more information call 601-353-7762 or email



Saturday, April 13
9 a.m.–1 p.m.
Annual Birthday Celebration and Plant Sale

Enjoy free tours of the home, cake, and lemonade in honor of Welty's 110th birthday. The plant sale will feature varieties propagated from the Welty garden, including daylilies and irises. For more information call 601-353-7762 or email


Saturday, April 13
4–6:30 p.m.
A Celebration of Eudora Welty Photographs

Join us in celebrating the release of a new edition of Eudora Welty, Photographs, first published in 1989. The reissue features additional Welty photographs and a new introduction by renowned poet Natasha Trethewey. Free, no reservation required. Book sales and light reception will follow. For more information call 601-353-7762 or email
Co-sponsored by University Press of Mississippi, Eudora Welty, LLC, Eudora Welty Foundation, and the EWHG.


Sunday, April 14
2–4 p.m.
Scholastic Writing Awards

Winners of the Scholastic Writing Awards contest for the Mississippi Region will be honored. This year's keynote speaker is fiction writer and Jackson native, Mary Miller, a former John and Renee Grisham Writer-in-Residence at the University of Mississippi. Tours of the house will be available 1 p.m. to 1:45 p.m. The event is free and open to the public. For more information call 601-353-7762 or email
Co-sponsored by C Spire, Eudora Welty Foundation, and the EWHG.


Wednesday, April 17
noon–1 p.m.
History is Lunch:Suzanne Mars

As part of the History is Lunch series, Suzanne Mars will discuss the new edition of Eudora Welty: Photographs in the Craig H. Neisen Auditorium at the Two Mississippi Museums. Book sales and signing to follow. Free, no reservations required. For more information, call 601-576-6998 or email



Friday, May 3
6:30–8:30 p.m.
Bill Minor Documentary Screening

Join us on the Welty House lawn for a screening and panel discussion of the documentary Bill Minor: Eyes on Mississippi. In addition to being a journalist, Minor was a supporter of the Mississippi arts and a longtime admirer of Eudora Welty and her writing. In conversation with producer–director Ellen Ann Fentress, panelists Cleta Ellington, Fred Anklam Jr., and JoAnne Prichard Morris will discuss Welty and Minor's shared vision for Mississippi. In case of inclement weather, the screening will be held at the Belhaven University Student Center Theater. For more information call 601-353-7762 or email

For more information about any of these events, call 601-353-7762 or email