Friends of Beauvoir
An Invitation to give the Past a Future!
Beauvoir, A Mississippi Historic Landmark and a National Historic Landmark, was severely damaged by Hurricane Katrina on August 29, 2005. Five of seven buildings on the site were destroyed and the remaining two were damaged, including the house.
Beauvoir, a Mississippi Historical Landmark and a National Historic Landmark, is dedicated to preserving and interpreting the legacy of American hero and Confederate President, Jefferson Davis and the Southern soldier. Thousands of visitors from throughout the nation and the world annually toured the buildings and landscaped grounds of the historic seaside estate.
Besides it's magnificent antebellum buildings, Beauvoir maintained a large collection of items belonging to the Davis family including furniture, art, textiles, and archival materials. The institution also housed a substantial collection of militaria, including several thousand pieces from the collection of Dr. Francis Lord. Many of those items were damaged.
Beauvoir's emphasis has been on restoring the damaged house. However, there are buildings that need to be rebuilt and thousands of items need conservation and repair. The task is overwhelming.
Importance of Membership
Annual membership in the Friends of Beauvoir is more important now than ever before. At this time, we can offer to your membership such benefits as free year-round admission, 10% discount for for Gift Shop purchases, the occasional newsletter, and the tremendous pride of knowing that you helped Beauvoir to recover and continue it's mission. Membership in Friends of Beauvoir provides the core support to help keep Beauvoir going. Therefore, won't you please help
Annual membership in the Friends of Beauvoir is available to any individual who has an interest in preserving history for future generations. The categories and benefits of membership are listed below: