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Day Package: SATURDAY, APRIL 22

April 22 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm


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Morning Tours, Lunch & Learn, and Afternoon Tours

Day Package Time:9-5pm

Price: $115 adult; $85 student

Morning Tour: 9-11am

Kidd’s Tavern

8439 Hwy 12 E
Circa 1826

Built as a tavern and stagecoach stop by a Mr. Thomason, there were two rooms downstairs and two upstairs with the wide central “dog trot” hall. Sold to the Kidd family, it was operated as a tavern and coach stop until after the Civil War. Stories abound of those wild frontier days. The next owners, the Wood family, used the home as a seminary for training Cumberland Presbyterian preachers. Today the Aaron Lorenz family lives very comfortably in this charming and historic home.

The home of Mr. & Mrs. Aaron Lorenz


419 3d St S
Circa 1850

This classic Greek Revival structure was built in 1850 by William Lunsford Long for his parents, Elizabeth Brownrigg and Benjamin Long, on land purchased from John Hand, an early prominent Columbus doctor. Today, the home is a magnificent example of how to adapt a historic house into a comfortable and graceful family home. When the front door opens, be prepared for a breathtaking experience.

Home of the Drs. Brooke & Ricky Johnston

Lunch & Learn 11:30 am – 1:00 pm

Dr. Bridget Pieschel with MUW History, Art, & Music Departments: President Taft’s 1909 Visit to Columbus

Poindexter Hall at MUW


Dr. Bridget Pieschel with MUW History, Art, & Music Departments:  President Taft’s 1909 Visit to Columbus

Highlights: MUW History, Art, & Music Departments:  President Taft’s 1909 Visit to Columbus

About the Speaker: 

President Taft’s 1909 Visit to the I.I.&C, the precursor to MUW” is explored in this lively Lunch & Learn multimedia presentation. Campus faculty and student reaction to his speech from the steps of Poindexter Hall. Research focuses on the political effect of his views on women seeking careers and the vote. Research Collaboration between Dr. Bridget Smith Pieschel, The MUW Archives, The MUW departments of History and Political Science, Art and Design, and Music combine for a stunning presentation.

About the Venue

  • Location: MUW.     1100 College St.- Cochran Hall


✓ Presentation by an expert

✓ Lunch

x Handicap Accessible

x Transportation

Prepare for the Activity:

Event Location: MUW.     1100 College St.- Cochran Hall

Important information Know before you go:

  • Dress comfortably
  • Any dietary restrictions or food allergies, unfortunately, cannot be accommodated
  • No photography allowed
  • Street parking
  • Event will take place rain or shine

Afternoon Tours 2 – 5 pm

Amzi Love

305 7th St S
Circa 1848

An Italianate structure with Gothic and Greek Revival features, Amzi Love is the only home on tour that has remained in the same family for seven generations. Many of the furnishings and artifacts are original to the house. Amzi Love has been on the Columbus Spring Pilgrimage since 1951–72 years! Owner Sid Caradine is a direct descendant of Amzi Love. His wife Brenda is a founder of the Tennessee Williams Tribute in Columbus. Reviewed by Fodor’s Travel Guide and the New York Times Travel Magazine.


Home of Mr. & Mrs. R. Sidney Caradine, III / National Register

Temple Heights

515 9th St N
Circa 1837

Built by slave labor for Richard Brownrigg as a copy of a family home in Edenton, North Carolina, imposing Temple Heights is four stories with two rooms and a stair hall on each floor. In 1845, the Federal style was amended by the addition of fourteen Doric columns on three sides to reflect the newer Greek Revival style. Later, Temple Heights was the home of Jane Fontaine, one of the founders of Decoration Day. The property contains three historical structures.

A very special addition to the tour is James Wagner displaying “Art on the Porch” at Temple Heights. Meet the talented artist and purchase one of his paintings for your home.

Home of Dr. & Mrs. Mark Novotny  / National Register  /  Mississippi Landmark



April 22
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Columbus Mississippi
Columbus, 39701 United States + Google Map