Annual Jackson, Louisiana Antiques Show to take place on March 23 - March 25
POSTED: Tuesday, March 20, 2012 - 5:00am
UPDATED: Tuesday, March 20, 2012 - 5:04am
Jackson, La (NBC33) — The 47th Annual Jackson Assembly Antiques Show and Sale will be held on March 23, 24, and 25th, in the picturesque little town of Jackson, Louisiana. The Assembly invites visitors to browse through fine antiques and incredibly varied collectibles assembled by select dealers from seven states, all fittingly displayed in two historic buildings salvaged with proceeds from past shows.
Preservationists and history buffs will enjoy a self-guided tour of the Historic District and visiting the interiors of three historic churches and the original 1816 Courthouse of the Felicianas. The exteriors of many Greek Revival structures can be viewed from the sidewalk. At Centenary State Historic Site, two blocks from the Antiques Festival, the two story columned 1837 West Wing dormitory and a restored professor's residence hold historic exhibits and period furnishings.
After enjoying fascinating exhibits filling the vintage buildings, visitors can feast on homemade soups and steaming seafood gumbo, sandwiches and delectable desserts prepared by Feliciana's finest cooks served in the 1835 McKowen Store's basement.
An art exhibit and sale by regional artists will be held all three days in the McKowen Store, next door to the Antiques Show.
As a special treat, visitors will be able to tour Brown Cottage, believed to be the oldest standing structure in Jackson, built around 1818 in the Carolina Lowlands style. The house was initially used as both a store and residence.
The brick and beams in the basement are original to the house. Many prominent early settlers of Jackson lived in the home through the years. It is now owned by District Attorney Samuel C. D'Aquilla. Tours will be each day from 12:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
$10 admission includes the Antiques Show, Art Show, Tour of Brown
Cottage and Centenary Historic Site, good for all three days.
For more information contact, go to www.felicianatourism.org.