Donate to a Film about The Oaks

The Oaks needs your help in funding a new, short film produced by Walt Grayson about The Oaks. Donate $250 or more for your name or logo to be in the credits!

A fundraising campaign for The Oaks House Museum

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.


About us:

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 (info@theoakshousemuseum.org, 601-353-9339).

About the Organization

One of Jackson's oldest dwellings, The Oaks is a Greek Revival-style cottage built about 1853. A Civil War survivor, the home with its original and period furnishings and the gardens invite visitors to step back in time and to learn about life for a middle-class family in mid-19th century Jackson. The Oaks is open for tours Tuesdays and Fridays from 10-3 and by appointment (601-353-9339 or info@theoakshousemuseum.org).
The Oaks was the home of early Jackson mayor James H. Boyd, his wife Eliza, their six children and numerous grandchildren. A Mississippi Landmark and listed on the National Register of Historic Places, it is owned by the National Society of The Colonial Dames of America in the State of Mississippi and administered by The Oaks House Museum Corporation.