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IMG_7565The Eudora Welty House, garden and Education and Visitors Center will be closed to the public Monday, September 16 through Tuesday, September 24 for repairs.

A powerful storm passed through central Mississippi on March 18, dropping golf-ball-size hail throughout downtown Jackson. Storm destruction across the area included roof damage, broken windows, pitted siding, and dented cars.
 
The north and west sides of the Welty House and neighboring Education and Visitors Center bore the brunt of the storm. A blue tarp has covered the kitchen roof to prevent leaking. Both roofs will be replaced. Screens on the house provided protection from the hail for the majority of the Welty House’s windows. Only the two screenless windows were broken. Five windows in the visitors center and four small windows in the Welty garage were broken.
 
For more information or to reschedule a tour call 601-353-7762.

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