Historic Miss. buildings open for candlelight tour

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Photo -   A bedroom in the historical side of the Governor's Mansion is decorated with a Christmas tree, right, and other holiday decorations, Wednesday, Dec. 5, 2012 in Jackson, Miss. The Capitol, the Old Capitol and the Governor's Mansion are among several historic buildings that are decked out with holiday decorations of a particular period style. The buildings are part of an Old Jackson Christmas by Candlelight Tour this Friday, Dec. 7, featuring live music and tours of each building. (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis)
A bedroom in the historical side of the Governor's Mansion is decorated with a Christmas tree, right, and other holiday decorations, Wednesday, Dec. 5, 2012 in Jackson, Miss. The Capitol, the Old Capitol and the Governor's Mansion are among several historic buildings that are decked out with holiday decorations of a particular period style. The buildings are part of an Old Jackson Christmas by Candlelight Tour this Friday, Dec. 7, featuring live music and tours of each building. (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis)
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JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — The Mississippi Capitol and other historic buildings are decked out for the Old Jackson Christmas by Candlelight Tour.

The free event is 4:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Friday.

The state Department of Archives and History says free transportation is provided among the buildings in and around downtown Jackson — the Capitol, the Governor's Mansion, the Old Capitol Museum, the Eudora Welty House and the William Winter Archives and History Building.

The Capitol will be decorated with garlands, poinsettias and Mississippi-grown Leyland Cypress Christmas trees.

The Old Capitol Museum is decked with 1840s-style greenery, similar to the decor that local women put in the building when Andrew Jackson visited.

The Welty House has decorations inspired by her short story "Powerhouse," which she wrote after seeing a Fats Waller concert in Jackson.

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