Jacqueline House celebrates 15 yearsAnniversary events set for Sunday

Published 12:30 am Saturday, May 8, 2010

For 15 years, the Jacqueline House museum has been a portal to the history of African-Americans in Vicksburg. On Sunday, its role will be celebrated with a jazz-themed party.

“This was an empty house and it (the museum’s collection) was built up one piece at a time,” curator Tillman Whitley said.

The house, named for its late owner, Jacqueline Robbins Rose, was opened on Mother’s Day 1995, and is home to more than 20,000 pieces. The collection includes personal belongings and photographs of educator Rosa A. Temple, fashion designer Patrick Kelly, blues artist Willie Dixon and Civil Rights activist and widow of Medger Evers, Myrlie Evers.

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