Mississippi Department of Archives and History (MDAH), Eudora Welty House and Garden
Location of the main office: MS, Jackson, 1119 Pinehurst Street, 39202
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Brief information
Company type Charitable company
Company profile Non-profit

Mission Statement

Through the use of the home and contents of the internationally recognized Pulitzer Prize winning writer Eudora Welty, the Welty Collection, and educational programming, the Eudora Welty House and Garden shall educate the public about the importance of Welty's literary legacy thereby encouraging the love of reading and literature in others, developing an appreciation of the arts, and inspiring the creative endeavors of future artists and writers.


The Eudora Welty House and Garden is a National Historic Landmark and one of the nation's most intact literary house museums, reflecting Welty's life there over seventy-six years. Welty left her house and collection of thousands of books to the state, and the Welty family donated furniture and art. Visitors will see Welty's house as she lived in it.The Department of Archives and History has overseen the transition from private residence to historic site.