Shirley House rededication Wednesday

Published 11:34 am Tuesday, April 26, 2011

For the first time in 70 years, the Shirley House — sole surviving structure from the Civil War era within the boundaries of the Vicksburg National Military Park — will be open for public tours as it is rededicated Wednesday at a ceremony and reception from 3 to 5 p.m.

The speaker will be U.S. Sen. Roger Wicker, R-Miss.

The Shirley House has been restored through funds made available by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act.

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