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Saturday, November 29, 2014

Bill Griffith

Only in Oxford – Rowan Oak

Many people know the name of William Faulkner’s Oxford home Rowan Oak, but they may not know its relation to Scottish folklore. According to legend, the rowan tree is a symbol of protection that some believe wards off evil spirits. Keep that in mind if you decide to take a peaceful walk through the Bailey’s Woods Trail that leads to Faulkner’s former home this Halloween. (October 19, 2014, Page 1A)

Trail to Rowan Oak recognized

The short trail through the 30-acre Bailey’s Woods that links William Faulkner’s house, Rowan Oak, to the University of Mississippi Museum was recently designated as a National Recreation Trail, which could lead to numerous benefits for one of the community’s most popular hiking paths. (June 5, 2012, Page 1)

Curators share experiences

Former and current Rowan Oak curators gathered to open up the 38th annual Faulkner & Yoknapatawpha Conference on Sunday. Sharing stories of ghosts, family and trials of preserving a historic home, the four curators noted the progress of the museum. (July 18, 2011, Page 1)

Lamar House officially opens

The doors to the L.Q.C. Lamar House Museum officially opened Friday after a ribbon-cutting ceremony was held at the newly renovated home. (April 4, 2011, Page 1A)

Oxford’s art community bands together

Oxford’s art community came together last weekend for the first Oxford Art Crawl. The free, monthly event allows participants to travel around to several galleries via the Double Decker bus. See today’s Oxford Living for the story. (March 25, 2011, Page 1B)

A tradition of turning trees into treasures

With the skill and a passion for working with wood, Tom Lutken has been building a gazebo on the late William Faulkner’s property. (July 30, 2010, Page 1B)

Faulkner items to be auctioned

A rare auction of William Faulkner’s works on June 22 at Christie’s, the fine arts auction house in New York, will offer a large collection of the Nobel-prize winning author’s books and manuscripts. (June 14, 2010, Page 3)

Rowan Oak extends hours

Rowan Oak will now be open on Mondays this summer as well as additional evening hours for the summer. The change was due to demand from visitors. The museum is also now a member of the Blue Star program which allows active duty military and their families free access to the museum until Sept. 1. (June 1, 2010, Page 3A)

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