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The iconic 100 Men Hall in Bay Saint Louis is celebrating its Centennial Year from June 2022 – June 2023 with four themed weekends: The Ancestors Weekend (June 17-19, 2022), The Chitlin’ Circuit (October 14-16, 2022), The Harlem Renaissance Weekend (February 3-5, 2023), and The Rise of the DJ/Disco Weekend (June 16-19, 2023). 

Ancestors Weekend - We Are Our Ancestor’s Wildest Dreams

The inaugural weekend is captured in a commemorative, letterpress poster created by Kennedy Prints and proclaiming “We Are Our Ancestors Wildest Dreams” will be available for purchase at the Hall or online. This is the first of four customized posters that Kennedy Prints will be designing and producing, one of each will be donated to the archives of Mississippi Universities and Colleges.

The Ancestors Weekend posters (19 x 12.5) include quotes by author and Mississippi Gulf Coast resident Jesmyn Ward. They are available as a set and colors may vary. 


Jesmyn Ward to Receive 2022 Library of Congress Prize for American Fiction
Author of Award-Winning Novels ‘Sing, Unburied, Sing’ and ‘Salvage the Bones’

Librarian of Congress Carla Hayden announced today that the 2022 Library of Congress Prize for American Fiction will be awarded to Jesmyn Ward. At 45, Ward is the youngest person to receive the Library’s fiction award for her lifetime of work.