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Program Type: Speakers

Join us for First Friday Lunch and Learn, a series of pre-recorded Mississippi Department of Archives and History  discussions about current and historical Mississippi events and culture. Participants are invited to bring their lunch to enjoy while learning! The Library will provide water and a light dessert.

Topic: Jessica Russell, "A Living History: Eudora Welty's Garden"

Most people know Eudora Welty as a writer, but she was also an avid gardener.Her mother, Chestina, designed the garden in 1925. Until about 1945, she and Welty spent much time with hands in the soil, digging, planting, and weeding. Both Welty’s prose and personal correspondence are rich with imagery from the natural world. She mentions more than 150 kinds of plants in her stories. (

This Lunch and Learn is Funded in part by a USDA Telemedicine & Distance Learning Grant.