49th Jackson Assembly Antiques and Art Show
Downtown Historic Jackson
For almost 50 years, the non-profit historic preservation organization has sponsored the annual Antiques and Art Show. From 10 to 5 pm daily, antiques and art lovers, gourmets, and history buffs will gather in the picturesque little town of Jackson to browse through the fine antiques and varied collectibles assembled by select dealers from throughout the south. all fittingly displayed in two historic buildings salvaged with proceeds from past shows.
Preservationists and history buffs will enjoy a self guided tour of the Historic District and visiting the interiors of three historic churches and the original 1816 Courthouse of the Felicianas. The exteriors of many Greek Revival structures can be viewed from the sidewalk.
After enjoying fascinating exhibits filling the vintage buildings, visitors can feast on homemade soups and steaming seafood gumbo, sandwiches and delectable desserts prepared by Feliciana's finest cooks served in the 1835 McKowen Store's basement.
An art exhibit and sale by regional artists will be held all three days in the McKowen Store, next door to the Antiques Show.
This years' special tour is Ellis Cottage, ca 1840, lovingly restored by family members using the original doors and hardware. Centenary State Historic Site, two blocks from the Antiques Festival, visitors may tour the two story columned 1837 West Wing dormitory and a restored professor's cottage which hold historic exhibits and period furnishings. Visitors will be among the first to view a fascinating new video presentation featuring the history of Centenary College. Tours will be each day from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
$10 admission includes the Antiques Show, Art Show, Tour of Centenary Historic Site, good for all three days.
The Jackson Assembly is a non-profit volunteer organization founded in 1962
Proceeds fund historic preservation projects