BEAUVOIR   - The Jefferson Davis Home and Presidential Library

owned and operated by the Mississippi Division, Sons of Confederate Veterans

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    Confederate Memorial Day 2011

    Beauvoir's annual Confederate Memorial Day Ceremony was held April 30th, 2011 in the Confederate Cemetery . This year was special, as the newly restored United Daughters of the Confederacy Memorial Arch was unveiled. Arcon General Contractors of Clinton, Mississippi performed the restoration. Columbus Marble Works, the original supplier of marble for the original, supplied the marble once again.  The original bronze medallion of President Davis and original wrought iron gates are included in the new Arch, as well. The new Arch was placed in Beauvoir's Confederate Cemetery. This year's attendance was larger than last year's event, despite the spike in gas prices, and the devastation in North Mississippi from the recent tornadoes. This year's program included a history of the Arch, as well as the potluck dinner, re-enactment groups, artillery and infantry salutes, and much more! (see photo's below, we will be posting another set in a few days!).



    U.S. Senator Roger Wicker attended our 24th Annual Fall Muster Event! He was given a tour of the House and Grounds by Acting Director and Chairman of Combined Boards Richard V. Forte!

    Senator Wicker also toured the re-enactment area, visited with re-enactment groups, and was treated to a artillery lesson, firing a cannon! (Photos courtesy of Marc P. Dupont, Pierre' Photography and Graphics Design)

    Beauvoir's 24th Annual Fall Muster our most successful to date!

    The October 16-17th 2010 weekend event looks to be our largest ever. A huge turnout of both participants and spectators made for a truly great event. Early figures show an increase over last year, which had been the largest in it's history. Food, live period music, a great array of sutlers and vendors meant a great time for an estimated crowd of +3500 interested and enthusiastic spectators! Don't forget, next year, 2011, will be our 25th Year!

    Groundbreaking Ceremony for Jefferson Davis Presidential Library and Museum December 6, 2009

    Fall Muster

    October 17/18 2009

    Official Restoration of Beauvoir House       Ceremony

                                      May 2007


    Left to Right

    • Bert Hayes-Davis - Board of Directors and Great, Great, Grandson of President Jefferson Davis.
    • Haley Barbour - Governor of Mississippi.
    • Richard V. Forte Sr. - Chairman of the Board.



    Ground Breaking Ceremony   Photos - May 3, 2007

    Bert Hayes-Davis

    Bert Hayes-Davis welcomes the public to the ground-breaking ceremony for Beauvoir House.

    Bert Hayes-Davis

    Bert Hayes- Davis.

    Rick Forte introduces special guests.

    Rick Forte