Jackson Parish Museum Board discuss ways to increase patronage

There is a treasure trove of historical information, photographs artifacts, and interesting items in the Jackson Parish Museum and Fine Arts Association (JPMFA), located at 515 South Cooper Avenue in Jonesboro.  Yet it is hardly ever visited. The JPMFA Board of Directors would like to see that changed.

Upcoming is a meeting at the Museum by the Jackson Parish Study Guild on January 23rd and a tour by the local Cub Scout pack on January 24th. The Jackson Parish 4-H Club is also set to come in February but still, the Museum remains one of the best-kept secrets in Jackson Parish 

That was the primary topic of discussion by board members Barbara Johnson (President), Mary Hoover, Mark Culpepper, Wilda ,Smith, Ben Ledbetter and Melinda Garrett at the first meeting of 2023 that was held on Monday. James Fitzpatrick was absent. 

Several ideas were provided including hosting a monthly art contest that would have a historical theme and contacorganizationsParish organizaitons and schools about scheduling tours. It was also decided that the Museum would be open to the public on the first Saturday of each month during 2023 and by appointment. Tours can be arranged by calling (318) 259-4693.  

In final action Treasurer Wilda Smith announced that the Museum has received a $2,000.00 donation from JSB / Pledge 10 and Christie Weeks. Each year, Jonesboro State Bank employees who volunteer a designated number of hours to
community service initiatives receive the opportunity to allocate a portion of the Bank’s Pledge 10 donations to the non-profit organizations or public agencies of their choice.  For the second year in a row, Weeks identified the JPMFA as her choice. 

“We would like to thank Jonesboro State Bank / Pledge 10 and Christie Weeks for supporting the Museum,”  said Board President Barbara Johnson.”

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One thought on “Jackson Parish Museum Board discuss ways to increase patronage

  1. I never knew about this museum. I grew up in Jonesboro and plan to come take a tour. Love my hometown.
    Jan Burnum Towery

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