Museum Board announces renewed membership drive

Jackson Parish Museum Board and Fine Arts Associatioin president Barbara Johnson introduced a letter that she has sent out to former members asking them to once again renew their membership. The letter was also presented to board members James Fitzpatrick, Mark Culpepper, Wilda Smith, Ben Ledbetter, Marry Hoover and Melinda Garrett at the regular monthly session held on Monday, October 18th at the Museum and Fine Arts building located at 515 South Cooper in Jonesboro.

The Museum and Fine Arts Association operates mainly through funds that are donated by businesses and individuals. There are several different ways you can show your support of the Museum, which houses many historical relics from former businesses and organizations as well as many interesting personal items from some of Jackson Parish’s most iconic residents.

To become a member of the Museum and Fine Arts Association mail your check or money order to:
Jackson Parish Museum
515 South Cooper Ave.
Jonesboro, LA 71251

Membership opportunities:

Benefactor $500.00
Patron $250.00 – $499.00
Guardian $100.00 – $249.00
Business $75.00
Non-Profit Org. $40.00
Family $40.00
Individual $25.00
Sr. Citizen / Student $15.00


In additional action taken by the board Wilda Smith stated that the prized portrait of Alverne Davis (wife of former Louisiana Governer JImmie Davis should be received from the Secretary of State’s Office in Baton Rough in the next several weeks where it will be prominently displayed in the Jimmie Davis room at the Museum. President Johnson also informed the board that information on how to make reservations for tours of the Museum is now avialable on the Facebook page and that local schools are being reached out to. The meeting was adjourned after the next meeting date of November 15th was set. 

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