Harvest Supper on the Grounds of Rowan Oak

Presented by the Friends of the University Museum


Harvest Supper provides a quintessential Oxford-Ole Miss experience – a picturesque evening at Faulkner’s Rowan Oak. 

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

Sponsorships of $500. and over guaranteed tickets. Due to the overwhelming support and generosity of Harvest Supper sponsors, an extremely limited number of tickets were available after Labor Day at $150. each. First notification was given to current sponsors, followed by Museum Members. Upon request, names will be added to the Ticketing Wait List until October 4th. available upon request. Simply call the Museum at 662-915-7073.

Parking and inclement weather details TBA. 

Proceeds benefit the University Museum and Historic Houses.



Jonathan Kent Adams William Dunlap Terry Lynn
Jason Bouldin Ke Francis Robert Malone
Langdon Clay Randy Hayes Brooke White
Maude Schuyler Clay Philip Jackson Claire Whitehurst
Tom Corbin Jaime Johnson Carlyle Wolfe




A & N Catering

Elizabeth Heiskell Catering



Mosquitoville Players 
Sharde Thomas & the Rising Star Fife and Drum Band   




Presenting Level

Madison Charitable Foundation
Diane and Dickie Scruggs


Platinum Level

Darrell Crawford Kent and David Magee
Elizabeth and Will Galtney The Self Foundation


Gold Level

Marty and John Dunbar Marla and Lowry Lomax Mary M. Thompson
Friends of Dorothy and Tom Howorth Elizabeth and Jeff Lusk Carol and Bill Windham
Hardy Reed Saint Leo Ken Wooten & Margaret Wylde
Howorth & Associates Architects Rose and Hubert Spears  


Silver Level

Ann and Dale Abadie Edmondson, Sage and Dixon, PLLC
R. J. Allen & Associates, Inc. Jan and Lawrence Farrington
Baptist Memorial Hospital North MS Lassie and Harry Flowers
Rex Harrison Brunt Susan and Bowen Flowers
Charter Road Hospitality, Inc. Martha Dale and Eddie Fritts
Robin and John Cocke Mary Ann and Don L. Frugé
Mary Ann and Steve Cockerham Mary and Sam Haskell
Coleman Funeral Home Gayle and Michael Henry
Tammy Oliver and John Cook Hughes Brown, PLLC
Trish and Jack Denton, Jr.  Vikki and Price Jordan


KTB Wealth Partners Jessica and Hayden Perkins
Rebecca and Billy Long Proud Larry, Inc.
Olivia and Archie Manning Mary Sharp and Jim Rayner
Mayo and Mallette Ready Law Office
Bobby Jo and Robert McConnell Robert Seibels
Mesquite Chop House Carolyn and Bill Simmons
Karen and Bruce Moore Splinter Creek
J.E. Neilson Company Melissa Swetland & Danny Bulian
Ambassador John Palmer & Carol Puckett Jane C. Thomas
Marjorie and “Beau” Whittington  

Bronze Level

Peggy and Jimbo Adams Jill and Kevin Gardner  Claire and Ric Miller
Barbara and Rodney Baine Jackson Garner Susan and Guy Mitchell, III
Susan and Brett Bartlett Jane Henderson Rene and Ed Morgan
Bayou Birds Missy and Lloyd Hewitt Connie and Eric Mott
Camp Best Holcomb Dunbar Attorneys Oxford Treehouse Gallery
Linda and Richard Biernacki Daniella Howard and Roy Parker Mary Ann and Roy Percy
Lucia and Louis Brandt Lori and Matthew Johnson Rebecca and Locke Phillips
Shawn and David Brevard Ernie and Jamie Joyner Dana and Richard Pigford
Kristy and David Bridgers Medora and Ben Justus Linda and Holly Raney
Leslye and John Burnam Gloria and Jerry Kellum Sallie Kate and Mark Ray
Lauren and Marc Byers Tiffany Kilpatrick Lauren and Land Renfroe
Ryan E. Burne, Attorney LaRousse Salon & Spa Judy and Chris Riddell
Rachel and David Calhoun Dorothy and John Laurenzo Robert Saarnio
Joy and John C. Clark Lindsey and Jason Leach Woody and Julie Sample
Eva Connell Amy and Slade Lewis Mary and Mark Solomon
Niki and Stuart Davis Little & Wilkinson Construction Southside Gallery
Jessica and Jeff Dennis Susan and Ben Lloyd Patty and Pat Tatum
Jason Derrick Ed and Becky Meek Trent Lott Leadership Institute
Dodge’s Stores Susan and  Larry Martindale Laurie and Jeff Triplette
Evelyn and Mike Donatelli Melody and John Maxey Barbara Jim and Bill Turner
Paige and Glen Evans Louisa and George McConnell Douglas and Ralph Vance
Express Computer Service Becky and Ed Meek Melody and John Webb
Anne and Dave Fair Susan and Tom Meredith Elizabeth and Alan Wolf
FNB Oxford Bank Donna and Charlie Merkel  



A&N Catering Magnolia Rental Mosquitoville Players: GinGin and Eric Carlton, Dr. Sick,
Cathead Vodka Oxford Floral Jennifer and Jimbo Mathus, Abigail and Nate Robbins,
Magnolia Wine & Spirits Yalobusha Brewing Rosamond and Jamie Posie, Jared Spears, Alex Holeman


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

Rowan Oak News


Tim Youd

Tim Youd retypes The Sound and the Fury

Tim Youd retypes The Sound and the Fury

Performance artist Tim Youd came to Rowan Oak this summer and typed William Faulkner’s The Sound and the Fury. During his time at Rowan Oak, Tim greeted visitors and answered questions concerning his goal to type 100 American novels in places of historical significance to the novel or the author. Tim types on the same make and model of typewriter that the author used, and while at Rowan Oak, he typed on an Underwood Portable model. In order to make the experience more unique and meaningful for Tim, a replica of William Faulkner’s desk was made by local craftsman, Tom Lutken. The Friends of the Museum threw a mint julep party on the east lawn of Rowan Oak after Youd’s performance was complete. It was a memorable event that everyone enjoyed. You can learn more about Tim Youd, and his inspiring project by visiting his website.

Lower Garden Renovation

The lower garden renovation, funded by Evelyn and Michael Jefcoat, is nearly complete. The original concrete slab was replaced and the upper brick section was restored since the last newsletter. An erosional gulley has been corrected and the improved water flow should ensure the renovation will last. The project needs final landscaping touches, which will probably be planted in the spring. Some steps may be necessary to reach the lower garden safely. Overall, the renovation went very smoothly. Denny Buchannon from the University of Mississippi’s Physical Plant helped in arranging materials, workmen and a fine landscape architect named Andy Renyolds. Many of you may remember his father, Ole Miss Geology professor, Dr. Bill Renyolds, who used to be on the Museum’s board. Please come and enjoy the lower garden when you next visit Rowan Oak.


Rowan Oak is fortunate to have Elizabeth Trollinger as a graduate assistant this semester. Elizabeth and student worker, Marya Paolillo are working hard to complete an inventory of the books at Rowan Oak. Ole Miss graduate students Sarah and Andrew Thomas, Henry Wise, Sarah Altenhoff, Ryan Charlton and John Lee Thomas help Rowan Oak flourish as one of the best tourist attractions in Oxford. We couldn’t do what we do without them. We are very thankful for their superb efforts.

Trail News

Eagle Scout candidate Luke Kelly is hard at work improving our beloved Bailey’s Woods trail. His Eagle Scout project is to improve signage, fix and maintain a few problem areas, and plan and install an activity to be completed while walking the trail. It is surprising how many people use the trail and these improvements will go a long way in helping them enjoy their time in the little big woods that the Faulkner family loved so much. Long time Rowan Oak advocate and craftsman, Tom Lukten, is supervising Luke and we wish him the best of luck on his ambitious plan. Did you know that William Faulkner was also a Scout Master in the 1920’s? It is nice to see the tradition continue.