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2019-2020

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 info@eudoraweltyhouse.com.

 

October

Thursday, October 3
5–7 p.m.
Live Jazz in the Welty Garden

Join us for live music on the Welty lawn featuring the Mississippi College Jazz Band. They'll play songs featured in the For the Record exhibit and other jazz classics. Lawn games and a children's station will be set up in the yard. Free lemonade, popcorn and an open bar will be available. P-Wee Franks and Deep South Pops will have treats for sale. Bring a blanket or lawn chair and a snack and enjoy an evening that will be sure to make your toes tap! The grounds open at 5 and the event will begin at 5:30. The event is free and open to the public. For more information call 601-353-7762 or email info@eudoraweltyhouse.com.

 

November

Friday, November 1
5–7 p.m.
Book Signing with Cassandra King Convoy

Bestselling author Cassandra King Convoy will discuss her latest memoir, Tell Me a Story. The book recounts her relationships with her husband, Pat Convoy, a legendary figure of modern Southern literature. Book signing will begin at 5 p.m., and a presentation and reception will follow. This free event is open to the public. For more information call 601-353-7762 or email info@eudoreweltyhouse.com.

 

Saturday, November 9
10–11 a.m.
Storytime on the Porch: a Fall Fairytale

Parents and children are invited to the side porch of the Welty House for free, fall themed fun. We'll read a popular fairytale, make a seasonal craft, and offer other activities for children age 3-9. In the event of rain, activities will take place next door at the Education and Visitors Center (1109 Pinehurst Street). For more information call 601-353-7762 or email info@eudoraweltyhouse.com.

 

Saturday, November 9
8:30 a.m.–1 p.m.
Second Saturday

On the Second Saturday of the month, the Eudora Welty House & Garden offers tours at 9 and 11 a.m. Tours are $5 for adults and free for children under 6 (reservations recommended). Meanwhile, our Education and Visitors Center exhibits will be open from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. For more information or to reserve a tour, email info@eudoraweltyhouse.com.

 

Wednesday, November 13
Free Day

In honor of Eudora Welty's birthday, April 13, the Eudora Welty House & Garden offers free tours when the 13th falls on the day the museum is open to the public. Tours are at 9 and 11 a.m. and 1 and 3 p.m. for more information or to reserve a tour, call 601-353-7762 or email info@eudoraweltyhouse.com.

 

December

Friday, December 6
4:30–8 p.m.
Christmas by Candlelight Tour

Popular annual event features seasonal decorations, live holiday music, and refreshments at the Governor's Mansion, the Eudora Welty House & Garden, Manship House Museum, Mississippi State Capitol, the Two Mississippi Museums, and the Old Capitol Museum. The beloved model trains of Possum Ridge will run at the Two Mississippi Museums. Free transportation will take visitors from site to site. For more information call 601-353-7762 or email info@eudoraweltyhouse.com.

 

Friday, December 13
Free Day

In honor of Eudora Welty's birthday, April 13, the Eudora Welty House & Garden offers free tours when the 13th falls on the day the museum is open to the public. Tours are at 9 and 11 a.m. and 1 and 3 p.m. for more information or to reserve a tour, call 601-353-7762 or email info@eudoraweltyhouse.com.

 

Saturday, December 14
8:30 a.m.–1 p.m.
Second Saturday

On the Second Saturday of the month, the Eudora Welty House & Garden offers tours at 9 and 11 a.m. Tours are $5 for adults and free for children under 6 (reservations recommended). Meanwhile, our Education and Visitors Center exhibits will be open from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. For more information or to reserve a tour, email info@eudoraweltyhouse.com.

For more information about any of these events, call 601-353-7762 or email tours@eudoraweltyhouse.com.