Museum Receives Heritage Award for Stewardship of Rowan Oak

 

 

From the desk of Edwin B. Smith, University of Mississippi News:
Museum Recognized by Mississippi Heritage Trust

“For over 20 years, the University of Mississippi Museum has been the steward of Rowan Oak.  Constructed in the 1840s by Colonel Robert Sheegog, the Greek Revival house was purchase by renown author William Faulkner one hundred years later and was his family home until it donated to the University of Mississippi by his widow in 1972.  Visitors to Rowan Oak today can immerse themselves in the world of William Faulkner and wander the beautifully restored grounds.” — Mississippi Heritage Trust