The Ida B. Wells-Barnett Museum is located off of Exit 26 on Highway 78 in the Spires Bolling/Gatewood House at the intersection of Randolph and Salem Avenues in Holly Springs, Mississippi.
The purpose of the museum is to inspire and enrich the lives of Mississippians, sharing with them the contributions of Africans and African Americans in the fields of history, art and culture in the United States and the world.
A variety of family heirlooms and artifacts of African American historic value comprise the museum collection.
In July of 2013, the Museum, along with several members of the of Ida B. Wells family had a tree-planting ceremony to create a garden on the grounds of the Museum. The garden honors the founders of The Ida B. Wells Memorial Foundation.
220 North Randolph Avenue
Holly Springs, MS 38635
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The Founder's Garden was created in 2013 with the planting of three trees to honor the deceased founders of the Ida B. Wells Memorial Foundation. In 2021 two more trees were added to honor the other founders who were also grandchildren of Ida B. Wells A bench was added in 2022 and a plaque will complete the garden, which will be a place to reflect and be inspired by the life and family legacy of Ida B. Wells.
Benjamin C. Duster, III - Attorney - (1927 - 2011)
Charles E. Duster, Sr. - Architect - (1929 - 1991)
Donald L. Duster - Business Executive - (1932 - 2013)
Alfreda M. Duster Ferrell - Special Education Teacher (1934 - )
Troy S. Duster - Sociologist/Author (1936 - )
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