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Robert Chapman, English/Journalism teacher at Clinton High School and freelance writer, describes the Eudora Welty House and Museum as “a reminder of all the things I wish I could be” and he says it “houses the aura of words I want my house to have.” That’s a pretty powerful statement. This meaningful home isn’t just about Eudora Welty, one of Mississippi’s greatest writers. Her influence is certainly everywhere, since it was once her family’s home. But it also celebrates literature and Mississippi’s outstanding contributions to this art form. In April, we recognize the 10th anniversary of the opening of the Welty House and Garden to the public with special programming and exhibits, spring plant sale, and more. (Specifically from April 9-April 16). Go soak in some of Eudora’s spirit and see if you’re inspired to get some thoughts down on paper yourself!

Fast Facts:

What: Eudora Welty House and Garden

When: The EVC (Education and Visitors Center) is open Monday – Friday, 8:30 a.m – 5 p.m. Tours of the Eudora Welty House are given Tuesday – Friday, at 9 a.m., 11 a.m., 1 p.m., and 3 p.m.

Where: 1109 Pinehurst Street, Jackson, MS

How Much: The EVC is free to the public. The house and garden have admission rates of $5 or less, depending on age. (But if it’s the 13th of the month and a day that the museum is open to the public, the house and garden are free too!)

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Leah Kackley is a homeschooling mom of three in the Reservoir/Fannin area. The Kackley Academy will certainly include writings by Ms. Welty at some point in the curriculum.



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