EL Free Sketch Friday, 12-1, 800

EL Free Sketch Friday, 11-3, 750

EL Free Sketch Friday, 10-6, 700

EL Free Sketch Friday, 9-1, 30

EL: Unwritten Memoir reception 655

Harvest Supper on the Grounds of Rowan Oak

Presented by the Friends of the University Museum

Thursday, October 12, 2017, 6:30 p.m.

Each year, Harvest Supper provides the quintessential Oxford evening at Faulkner’s which few experience. Mark your calendars now to join us for another picturesque evening at Rowan Oak. 

$150 Per Ticket, available to the public after Labor Day. (Current Sponsors and Museum Members will receive first notification.) 

Proceeds benefit the University Museum and Historic Houses



Tom Corbin Sculpture


Parking, Music, and Rain Plan details to follow…                   


A & N Catering
Elizabeth Heiskell



Presenting Level


Platinum Level


Gold Level

Lowry and Marla Lomax Jeff and Elizabeth Lusk Hubert and Rose Spears
Mary M. Thompson Bill and Carol Windham Ken Wooten & Margaret Wylde

Silver Level

Ann and Dale Abadie R. J. Allen and Associates Robin and John Cocke
Mary Ann & Steve Cockerham Mr. and Mrs. Jack Denton, Jr. Lassie and Harry Flowers
Sam and Mary Haskell Gayle and Michael Henry KTB Wealth Partners
Dr. Billy and Rebecca Long Archie and Olivia Manning Karen and Bruce Moore
J. E. Neilson Company Jim and Mary Sharp Rayner Robert Seibels
Bill and Carolyn Simmons Splinter Creek Jane C. Thomas

Bronze Level

Dr. and Mrs. Rodney Baine Mr. and Mrs. Biernacki Lucia and Louis Brandt
David and Shawn Brevard Jill and Kevin Gardner Holcomb Dunbar, Attorneys
Ernie and Jamie Joyner Jerry and Gloria Kellum Melody and John Maxey
Ed and Becky Meek Susan and Tom Meredith Donna and Charlie Merkel
Mary Ann and Roy Percy Dana and Richard Pigford Sallie Kate and Mark Ray
Robert Saarnio Woody and Julie Sample Ralph and Douglas Vance
Alan and Elizabeth Wolf    


In-Kind –TBA


Friends of the Museum Board Members 2017–18:

John Hardy, President Dorothy Howorth, Vice President Medora Justus, Treasurer
Mary Thompson, Secretary Mary Solomon, At-Large Carlyle Wolfe, Past President
Ann Abadie Donna Gottshall Rebecca Phillips
Jonathan Kent Adams Gayle Henry Diane Scruggs
Allyson Best Terry Lynn Brooke White
Joy Clark Susan Martindale Kathryn York


Sponsor Now!


Friends of the Museum Seeks Harvest Supper Sponsors

More information on Harvest Supper 2017

The 6th annual Harvest Supper will be held October 12, 2017, an ideal beginning to Homecoming Weekend festivities for the Ole Miss Rebels vs. SEC rival Vanderbilt Commodores football game.

Friends of the Museum members are seeking sponsors for the dinner, which has become one of the signature events of the Lafayette-Oxford-University community’s fall season. Previous Harvest Suppers sold out, and the 2016 event attracted more than $100,000 in support for the University Museum.

President of the Friends of the Museum, a volunteer organization that supports museum fundraising, advocacy and special programing, John Hardy said,

“Circle your calendars. This year’s Harvest Supper will occur October 12th, the Thursday evening before the Ole Miss-Vanderbilt football game. Harvest Supper has become a highly anticipated event that supports the University of Mississippi Museum. Presented by Friends of the Museum, the event combines alumni, local residents and out of town guests with artists, writers and musicians for dinner and entertainment on the historic grounds of Rowan Oak in Oxford, Mississippi.

The generosity of our sponsors and the proceeds from ticket sales enable the Friends organization to target specific Museum needs to enrich the Museum experience for us all. Recently named as one of the top college museums in the nation, the Museum in 2016 had visitors from 50 states as well as 58 countries. In addition, our education programs alone reached over 12,800 participants last year.”

Robert Saarnio, director of the University Museum and Historic Houses, voiced his appreciation for the support that comes from the event.

 “Harvest Supper is a quintessential moment in the annual calendar of the museum and Rowan Oak, as it is for the community of supporters who sustain us,” Saarnio said. “Without the Friends of the Museum’s dedication to this magical evening and the generosity of myriad sponsors and attendees, so much of what we offer to our audiences would simply not be possible. This extraordinary event inspires us as a staff, and fosters an invaluable degree of good will for the museum and its historic houses – for which we are immensely grateful.”

Individuals, businesses and other organizations may become Harvest Supper sponsors at these levels:

  • Presenting Level: $10,000 and up
  • Platinum Level: $5,000 to $10,000
  • Gold Level: $2,500 to $5,000
  • Silver Level: $1,000 to $2,500
  • Bronze Level: $500 to $1,000

Sponsors will be listed on 550 event invitations mailed in August as well as included in news articles, website, social media posts, electronic newsletters and other communications about the event. The various sponsorship levels also provide tickets to the Harvest Supper, admission passes to Rowan Oak, membership to the University Museum and much more.

To download the Sponsor Packet, please click here: HS17_SponsorPacket.

Proceeds from the evening will help support numerous aspects of the University Museum, including acquisitions, the annual “Conversations” guest lecture series, exhibitions, educational programming and special events.  The event also generates enhanced awareness regarding ongoing needs to maintain and operate Rowan Oak and the Walton-Young Historic House, also managed by the museum.

Sponsor Now!


First Friday Free Sketch Day!



*Free Sketch Friday is extended to all day Saturday as part of Fringe Fest.

10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. (drop-in)

The University of Mississippi Museum

FREE sketch materials will be provided (first-come) or you are welcome to bring a sketchbook.

Check out the Museum’s new gallery sketching stools generously provided by a grant from the Lafayette Oxford Foundation for Tomorrow (LOFT) and explore the galleries in this informal, free sketch session for all skill levels.


Yoga in the Gallery


Every Monday at 8:00 a.m.
through the summer*

*except except May 29, and July 4, 2017

The University of Mississippi Museum

Class is approximately one hour in length. Bring your own yoga mat.
First come, first served.
Free of charge.

Museum Milkshake Mash-ups!


For Middle Schoolers & Teens

1st Monday of Each Month

4:30–5:30 p.m.

The University of Mississippi Museum

Spring 2017

Monday, February 13

Monday, March 6

Monday, April 3

COST: FREE (Donations accepted)

unlimited milkshakes and toppings

We’ll mix 2 artists or themes into 1 fun art project. All art materials will be provided.

Space is limited. Pre-registration is required. Email Emily McCauley at esdean@olemiss.edu to reserve your spot by the Friday before each mash-up.