“Keep the Balance” & “Destinies of Democracy” Exhibits

Doors Open Jamestown at the Jackson Center: Featuring Two New Exhibits!

"Destinies of Democracy: Photographs from the Farm Security Administration Collection, 1935-1943" & "Keep The Balance: Students Explore Justice"

Families are welcome to visit The Robert H. Jackson Center for DOORS OPEN Jamestown. Enjoy our many exhibits including our two newest: “Destinies of Democracy: Photographs from the Farm Security Administration (FSA) Collection, 1935-1943” and “Keep The Balance: Students Explore Justice.”  Photographers hired by the FSA during 1935-1943 chronicled the conditions of poor farmers with the goal of “introducing America to Americans.” The exhibit displays images taken by some of the eleven photographers selected to work on this project. The “Keep The Balance” exhibit is the result of the work of Jackson Center Teacher Fellow Kiersten Hansen who developed a special curriculum for 2nd, 3rd and 4th grade students with the Jackson Center staff. Ms. Hansen, who teaches at Jamestown’s Elementary school, created the curriculum, in part, to teach what the scales of justice represent and the importance of balance and equality in society.

Exclusive screenings of the documentary “Liberty Under Law: The Robert H. Jackson Story” will begin at 11:00 am and 2:00 pm in the Jackson Center’s Cappa Theatre.

Guests can take self-guided tours of the Jackson Center throughout the day and fun activities will be available for children. Enter to win a unique gift basket that will be raffled at the end of the day!