On the occasion of Mississippi's 200th birthday, the celebrated Walt Grayson of Mississippi Roads is producing a new, short film to introduce visitors to The Oaks House Museum. By donating to this project, you help us to tell our story to children and visitors of all ages for years to come.
We've already raised more than half the money needed for this official Mississippi bicentennial project, which has the financial support of Mississippi Humanities Council, through support from the Mississippi Development Authority, and Atmos Energy.
We just need a little help from friends like you, who understand that history is best felt by walking the rooms of cottages and homes of real families, like the Boyd–McGill Family.
If you donate $250 or more, we'll include your name—or your business's name or logo or your child's or grandchildren's name—on the list of credits at the end of the film!
Any donation is appreciated and will help us reach our goal. All donors will be gratefully acknowledged in our newsletter.
The Oaks (Boyd House) was built circa 1853 and is one of few extant structures in Mississippi's capital city that survived the ravages of the Civil War. An urban farmstead, it was the home of James H. Boyd, his wife Eliza, and their six children and numerous grandchildren. The house, with original and period furnishings, and its Victorian gardens transport the visitor to 19th-century life in Jackson.
The Oaks is owned by The National Society of The Colonial Dames of America in the State of Mississippi and is administered by The Oaks House Museum Corporation.
The Oaks is open for tours on Tuesdays and Fridays from 10:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m. and by appointment (firstname.lastname@example.org, 601-353-9339).