The 51st annual Jackson Assembly Antiques and Art Show slated for April 1-3 will feature activities from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday along Charter Street in Jackson.

The invitational antique show, held inside the Pipes-McKowen Building, features select dealers from around the South selling furniture, antique tools, silver, jewelry, Oriental rugs and much more, a news release said.

A tour of Lane Plantation, circa 1810, a Carolina-style home owned by the Lane family for over 150 years, will be featured.

Admission to the antiques show and plantation tour is $10 and good all three days of the assembly. Free self-guided tours of the 1816 Feliciana Courthouse, Centenary State Historic Site and three historic churches will be offered.

Artists from Baton Rouge, Clinton, Jackson, French Settlement, Jennings, Slaughter, St. Francisville and beyond including Allen Crochet, Stephen Kimball, Donna Kilbourne, Sandra Maltese, Keith Morris, Olivia Pass, Catherine Rouchon, Craig Roth, Stan Routh, Della Storms, Carolyn Thornton and many others will be featured. Charter Street Studio will have area artisans selling pottery, jewelry, fiber art, wood carvings and other items.

Gumbo, chili, sandwiches, homemade desserts and sweets will be available beneath the studio inside the Gumbo Kitchen.

Additionally, three authors will be signing copies of their latest books in front of the old McKowen Store building.


10 a.m. to noon: retired Lt. Gen. Russell Honoré will promote “Leadership in the New Normal”

1 p.m. to 3 p.m.: Kenneth A. Wilson will sign “Louisiana Wildflower Guide.”


1 p.m. to 3 p.m.: Deborah Burst will be promoting “Southern Fried & Sanctified: Tales From the Back Deck.”

The Jackson Assembly, a nonprofit historic preservation group, hosts the antiques and art show event as its annual fundraiser.

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