As home of the Jimmie Davis Annex, the Jackson Parish Museum is always proud to present the community with a wealth of information and interesting memorabilia concerning the former governor and entertainer. This overcoat was worn by Jimmie Davis, and was given to L.R. Robison (Lieutenant, Louisiana State Police) by Alvern Davis in 1964.
Lieutenant Robison then donated the overcoat to the Jackson Parish Museum, in collaboration with Senator Randy Ewing. To view this fine overcoat and many other Jimmie Davis items, stop by the museum!
We are looking for a photo of the original fire station in Hodge, so that the fire chief can install it in the current station. He has some partial images but no frontal view. If you have any info or know someone who would, please let us know and we will pass it on to him. The JPMFAA thanks the community for their involvement in facilitating the historical preservation of our parish!
To honor Black History Month 2014, we have a Notable African-Americans of Jackson Parish exhibit which celebrates individuals who have made great contributions to our community. It is our ongoing goal to accurately represent parish history, and we encourage residents to submit their relevant information & photos to the museum manager! Many items featured in this exhibit will be installed in the permanent collection in the future.
Our next art exhibit will be available for viewing beginning this Saturday, February 1st! All this beautiful art travels back to Bossier City at the end of the month, so be sure to plan your visit to the museum asap! Our continued thanks to Creative Art Connection for their involvement with the JPMFAA!
Need some ideas for pre-dinner activities on Valentine’s Day? Start planning ahead now to bring your sweetheart to the museum to view our new February exhibit! We will be open Valentine’s Day from 10am-4pm. Admission is always free, and thanks to Creative Art Connections, this exhibit has something for everyone!
Our thanks to the ladies of Creative Art Connection (Bossier City, LA) who stopped by to deliver their pieces for our upcoming exhibit. Stay tuned for updates on the exhibit so you don’t miss a chance to view this great work!
When: January 6th, 2014, 6 PM
Where: Charles Garrett Community Center, Jonesboro La
What: Caleb Elliot Trio Concert
Tickets at the door, $10 Adults, $8 Museum members, $5 Students
Hope to see you there!
Did you know the Jackson Parish seat has not always been Jonesboro? The original seat was Vernon, La. After a run off with Chatham, Jonesboro was elected Parish seat in May, 1911. A recent donation to the museum is this hand-carved wooden sign from Vernon. Our thanks to Randy Ewing for donating such a fine piece of history!
The Jackson Parish Museum & Fine Arts Association is making preparations for an exhibit that will feature the importance of the forest industry and the paper mill to Jackson Parish and the surrounding area.
The exhibit will feature memorabilia such as photographs, documents, and other items. The museum has a collection of many items but to expand the exhibit, the public is invited to include any relevant items in their possession. This will be on a loan basis and not a permanent donation. Oral histories can be submitted as well.
For more information please call 259-3119, or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Updates will be available through our website, jacksonparishmuseum.com, and our regular operating hours are Thursday-Saturday, 10am-4pm.
Our exhibitions change frequently! Here’s a photo taken at the Jonesboro-Hodge Highschool display from our Back to School exhibit. Special thanks to Judie Blalock for lending her items & assistance. It’s not too late to include your school! Give us a call if you want info on how to get involved in preserving your Jackson Parish school’s legacy with the JPMFAA.