Budget Cuts Force Saturday Closing at Manship House

Effective March 1, 2010, the Manship House Museum will no longer be open Saturdays. Museum Division director Lucy Allen proposed the closing to the MDAH board of trustees in reaction to budget concerns.

To meet professional requirements, the museum must be staffed with at least two people each Saturday. In addition, an on-site security officer to insure the safety of the visitors and staff has to be present.

Special programming and events will continue on select Saturdays throughout the year.

The Manship House Museum interprets the daily life of a middle-class family of the Victorian era. The carefully restored house showcases the exquisite graining and marbling of Charles Henry Manship (1812–1895), as well as many of the family’s original furnishings. Guided tours of the Manship House are offered free of charge Tuesday through Friday. Throughout the year the museum offers living history demonstrations, workshops, youth programs, and other events.

The Manship House is located at 420 East Fortification Street, Jackson. To learn more, call 601-961-4724 or email info@manshiphouse.com.

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