Jackson, in East Feliciana Parish, was founded in 1815, and on Saturday, the town will celebrate 200 historic years by featuring an art show and sale, antiques, a wine tasting and more from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
The day is part of a yearlong series of events celebrating Jackson’s bicentennial. The newly designated cultural district will be highlighted, along with a special exhibit featuring work by artist Rhoda B. Stokes. Artwork from the private collections of East Feliciana residents John Jackson and Connie Hoffman McMillin and Baton Rouge resident Pat Snow will be on display. The paintings date from 1958 to 1982.
Fine art, collectibles, vintage items, refreshments, drawings and door prizes will be featured.
The Pipes-McKowen Store will house the art show and sale by local and regional artists, Charter Street Studio will host an open house at the corner of Charter and College Streets, Feliciana Cellars will host a wine tasting, and music and refreshments will be featured along Charter Street.
Visitors can take a stroll or the complimentary trolley. Admission is free, and everyone is invited, including neighboring parishes.
To coincide with the Charter Street celebration, Plantation Studios and Mackie’s Bar and Grill on La. 68 in Jackson will host tours, a book reading, barbecue and feature vintage movie posters beginning at 1 p.m. Admission is free; beverages and food will be available for purchase.
Participating buildings and locations include Bear Corners for refreshments, the Brown Cottage (Rep. Kenny Havard’s office), Jackson Town Hall, the old Post Office at Milbank, Felicianafolks, Southern Belle Antiques, Warehouse Antiques at Palmers and Vintage Village.
For information on the bicentennial celebration, email Mary Jo Salmon at email@example.com or call (225) 978-9687.
For information on the art show, email Donna Kilbourne at firstname.lastname@example.org or call (225) 683-8673.