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Natchez, MS. Built 1837. Private Residence, Home of the MacNeil Family

Natchez Festival of Music announces Spring Pilgrimage concert series - The Natchez Festival of Music is excited to prese...
26/02/2024

Natchez Festival of Music announces Spring Pilgrimage concert series - The Natchez Festival of Music is excited to present an enchanting lineup of musical events for its 2024 Spring Pilgrimage Concert Series. This series promises to be a celebration of musical diversity, featuring the best of American music, from Broadway to Hollywood and much more. Performances will include: The Great American Songbook with Mayor Dan […]
(Read more at www.NATCHEZDEMOCRAT.com)
https://www.natchezdemocrat.com/2024/02/12/natchez-festival-of-music-announces-spring-pilgrimage-concert-series/?fbclid=IwAR3jbogwh_Ct390WjaSmKHiJTFVxqT5Bv70hEpnh4NwJp_-te8nOpRcWloY

The Natchez Festival of Music is excited to present an enchanting lineup of musical events for its 2024 Spring Pilgrimage Concert Series. This series promises to be a celebration of musical diversity, featuring the best of American music, from Broadway to Hollywood and much more. Performances will i...

11/02/2024
12/12/2023

We can create any style of Christmas Decor just for you!

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505 Franklin Street
Natchez, MS
📱601-446-3011

1988 Natchez Democrat!
03/12/2023

1988 Natchez Democrat!

09/11/2023
31/10/2023

Shared in 2016 on this day by the Natchez Natchez National Historical Park. We are remembering Grace MacNeil today at and always.
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24/10/2023

“Autumn Crudite”

24/10/2023

What's the rush, y'all?

Friendly reminder: The speed limit on the Parkway is 50 MPH (or less in certain areas). This is because the Parkway is just that, a park, not a highway. There's a lot to look out for here on our 444-mile-long park including, but not limited to, vehicles slowing down to admire the scenery, road work and maintenance crews, cyclists, and lots of little critters trying to cross the road.

So, please, slow it down out there and tell your friends too!

NPS Photo/Sherwood

These look lovely!
09/08/2023

These look lovely!

A beautiful event!
06/05/2023

A beautiful event!

Wednesday, April 26, 2023, is the final opportunity to experience exquisite Elms Court in the spring. We will welcome ou...
25/04/2023

Wednesday, April 26, 2023, is the final opportunity to experience exquisite Elms Court in the spring. We will welcome our guests from 9-12:30 but will say goodbye at the end of the morning. If you miss us this year, we will welcome you in 2024. We have enjoyed all our guests and hope to see you again.

Open Today 9-12:30 @ 542 John R. Junkin Drive, Natchez $20 cash at the door
22/04/2023

Open Today 9-12:30
@ 542 John R. Junkin Drive, Natchez
$20 cash at the door

19/04/2023

Eudora Welty was born on April 13, 1909 in Jackson. She was a short story writer and novelist who wrote about the American South.

She attended Central High School in Jackson. Near the time of her high school graduation, Welty moved with her family to a house built for them at 1119 Pinehurst Street, which remained her permanent address until her death. Wyatt C. Hedrick designed the Weltys' Tudor Revival-style home, which is now known as the Eudora Welty House and Garden.

Welty studied at the Mississippi State College for Women from 1925 to 1927, then transferred to the University of Wisconsin to complete her studies in English literature. She also studied advertising at Columbia University.

Soon after Welty returned to Jackson in 1931, she took a job at a local radio station and wrote about Jackson society for the Memphis newspaper Commercial Appeal. In 1933, she began work for the Works Progress Administration. As a publicity agent, she collected stories, conducted interviews, and took photographs of daily life in Mississippi. She gained a wider view of Southern life and the human relationships that she drew from for her short stories. During this time she also held meetings in her house with fellow writers and friends, a group she called the Night-Blooming Cereus Club. Three years later, she left her job to become a full-time writer.

In 1936, she published "The Death of a Traveling Salesman" in the literary magazine Manuscript, and soon published stories in several other notable publications including The Sewanee Review and The New Yorker. She strengthened her place as an influential Southern writer when she published her first book of short stories, A Curtain of Green. Her new-found success won her a seat on the staff of The New York Times Book Review, as well as a Guggenheim Fellowship which enabled her to travel to France, England, Ireland, and Germany. While abroad, she spent some time as a resident lecturer at the universities of Oxford and Cambridge, becoming the first woman to be permitted into the hall of Peterhouse College. In 1960, she returned home to Jackson to care for her elderly mother and two brothers.

In 1971, she published a collection of her photographs depicting the Great Depression, titled One Time, One Place. Two years later, she received the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction for her novel The Optimist's Daughter. She lectured at Harvard University, and eventually adapted her talks as a three-part memoir titled One Writer's Beginnings. She continued to live in her family house in Jackson until her death from natural causes on July 23, 2001.

She is buried in Greenwood Cemetery in Jackson. Her headstone has a quote from The Optimist's Daughter: "For her life, any life, she had to believe, was nothing but the continuity of its love."

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