Jackson Parish Museum showcasing treasured portrait of Governor Jimmie Davis’s wife

A beautiful, full-length portrait of Alverna Davis, wife of former Louisiana Governor and Jackson Parish native, Jimmie Davis, is now hanging in the Jimmie Davis room of the Jackson Parish Musuem and Fine Arts Association. The treasure was donated by the state of Louisiana.

On January 13th, Jonesboro Branch staff members of the Jackson Parish Library toured the Museum to look at the portrait and other beautiful and interesting memorabilia housed at the location on 515 South Polk Street in Jonesboro.

Museum Board President Barbara Johnson hopes that this tour was just the beginning of many more to come. 

“We were delighted yesterday to host tours for the staff of the Jackson Parish library,” said Johnson.  “We hope this will be the beginning of businesses, schools and our community taking advantage of the many interesting artifacts we have at the museum.”

Tours may be scheduled by calling Wilda Smith at 318-426-6511 or Barbara Johnson at 318-450-5561.


Museum Board meets on Monday

Board members Barbara Johnson, Melinda Garrett, Ben Ledbetter, Mark Culpepper, Wilda Smith and Mary Hoover met Monday at the Museum for the regularly scheduled January monthly meeting. Discussion was held about the purchase of a new greeting sign made possible by the generous gift received from the Jonesboro State Bank / Pledge 10 program that gave $5,000.00 for the purchase of a new sign and to help with the Museum being open to the public on more days including Saturdays.plaques

The Board also was shown the two new plaques hanging in the entrance room of the Museum that were put there in honor of Alyce Colvin and Judie Blalock. These two ladies were instrumental in founding and then running of the Museum for years. 

In additional action it was agreed that the officers that were elected late last year would continue in their position throughout 2022 and a CD player and copy of Jimmie Davis songs would be purchased that would be played in the Jimmie Davis Room of the Museum.


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