books for art lovers Mississippi Governors mansion paintings

Jackson, Mississippi, is home to the second oldest continuously occupied governor’s mansion in the U.S. Restored in the early 1970s, it is now a National Historic Landmark and is elegantly celebrated in the new book The Mississippi Governor’s Mansion: Memories of the People’s Home.

Authored by Gov. Phil Bryant, this handsome 128-page volume offers an insider’s tour of the house, enhanced by more than 60 watercolor paintings created by the Mississippi artist Bill Wilson, who spent three years there as artist-in-residence. Former First Lady Deborah Bryant has written the book’s foreword.

To order a copy, visit the University Press of Mississippi’s site at

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