Jackson, Mississippi (cont...)
Other Attractions of Jackson, Mississippi
Let’s start our second day tour of Jackson by visiting the International Museum of Muslim Cultures. Here let's hear the Blues, recalling the music of Timbuktu on the African continent in the “Legacy of Timbuktu”.
City Of Jackson Fire Museum:
From the Muslim Museum, let’s go to The City of Jackson Fire Museum and Public Fire Safety Education Center, to learn about fire safety. Let's see the artifacts and fire apparatus from the early 1800’s to the present, including a 1904 horse drawn streamer, a 1907 chain driven American LaFrance and a 1936 Seagrave.
Eudora Welty's House:
From the Fire Museum, let’s travel to a different world, browsing through the books of Pulitzer prize winner, Eudora Welty, in her house.
Then let’s spend the afternoon, wandering through the Jackson zoo to see over 700 animals in their natural surroundings from around the world.
Mississippi Agriculture and Forestry Museum:
After wandering through the zoo, let’s rest our tired feet listening to the story of farm life in early Mississippi, sitting outside at Fortenberry Parker Farm and Bisland Gin, from 1806, in Mississippi Agriculture and Forestry Museum.
Let’s walk down the main street of “Small Town Mississippi”, past the print shop, blacksmith shop, school house, Masonic lodge, Saw mill, Cane mill to shotgun style store and quench our thirst with ice cold bottled Coca-Cola.
Let’s get a first hand glimpse of four model landscapes of agriculture in Mississippi including the Delta, The hills of Vicksburg, The Avery Loop and a life-size Caboose depicting the important role railroads play in agriculture.