FLASHBACK 2006: Eudora Welty's house in Jackson opens to the pub - MSNewsNow.com - Jackson, MS

FLASHBACK 2006: Eudora Welty's house in Jackson opens to the public

Eudora Welty Home (Source: WLBT) Eudora Welty Home (Source: WLBT)
Visitors wait to tour Eudora Welty House (Source: WLBT) Visitors wait to tour Eudora Welty House (Source: WLBT)
Eudora Welty's living room (Source: WLBT) Eudora Welty's living room (Source: WLBT)
Eudora Welty's typewriter (Source: WLBT) Eudora Welty's typewriter (Source: WLBT)

FLASHBACK to APRIL 29, 2006: Jackson writer Eudora Welty's home on Pinehurst Street in Belhaven formally opens to the public.

Upon her death in 2001, the Pulitzer-Prize winning author willed the house and its gardens to the state. She had lived there for more than 75 years, writing many of her beloved stories on a desk next to an upstairs window. Welty's parents built the house in 1925 when she was 16.

The Mississippi Department of Archives and History restored the house, preserving Welty's furnishings -- including her vast collection of books. Almost everything inside is original, making it one of the America's best-preserved literary homes. 

The house is now open by appointment as both a museum and a source of inspiration for students and aspiring authors.

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