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Jackson Brigade Reunion 2004 at Parkersburg, Wood County, West Virginia
Saturday August 7 and Sunday August 8, 2004

Image of parkersburg, WV

Location of Venues at Jackson Reunion 2004

New Reservation Flyer and Map as of July 17, 2004

Final Reunion Flyer (pdf file) [For those who can't read pdf files]
Final Reunion Maps (pdf file) [html version of map but major problems converting map to html Try second html version of map]

Reunion Flyer (pdf file) [For those who can't read pdf files]

Reunion Reservation Form (pdf file) [For those who can't read pdf files]

Pre-Reunion Registration Form (pdf file) [For those who can't read pdf files]

Newspaper article about this summer's Parkersburg, WV, exhibit of Lily Irene Jackson's artwork.
Notice that our Jackson Reunion 2004 has been upgraded from a reunion to a convention!

Schedule of Jackson Reunion 2004

Friday, August 6: A pre-reunion gathering at Ann and Dan Fissel's home in Cairo, West Virginia (See map), from which we'll take a caravan-style tour of family-related sites in the Cairo-Cisco area. The tour will likely be of interest only to those directly connected to the Henry J. Jackson family and die-hard family historians; it may require a bit of walking. We'll eat at the Fissels' home either before or after the tour.

Saturday, August 7: We'll meet at the community building in Jackson Park, Vienna (See map) (adjacent to Parkersburg) for reunion registration, mingling and a coffee-and-donut breakfast. Professor Bernard L. Allen, formerly of West Virginia University-Parkersburg, will deliver a brief talk on the Parkersburg Jacksons and their role in early local gas and oil development. Following breakfast, we'll depart on a tour of historic family-related sites in Parkersburg, which will include a re-dedication ceremony for the James M. Jackson bust/fountain in courthouse square, a guided tour of Riverview Cemetery, a visit to Jackson Fountain in City Park, and--we hope--a couple of additional spots. We have the community building rented for the whole day, and folks will be welcome to have lunch there and chat, but many may wish to further explore the Parkersburg area singly or in groups.

For those interested in history, we recommend:

For those who feel they've already had enough history for one day, there are several alternatives:

In the evening, we'll re-assemble in the community building in Jackson Park, Vienna for a catered banquet, which will be followed by musical entertainment and Stephen Cassle's living history interpretation of General "Stonewall" Jackson.

Sunday, August 9: We will depart from Point Park, Parkersburg, aboard an Ohio River sternwheeler for a picnic on nearby Blennerhassett Island Historical State Park (See map). The picnic will include a talk on local history by Dr. Ray Swick of the Blennerhassett Museum of Regional History, our business meeting and memorial service.

We're also looking for volunteers!

Ann Fissel and John M. Jackson

Upcoming Jackson Brigade Reunion in the News! (January 24, 2004)

The Jackson Brigade's upcoming reunion (Aug. 7-8, 2004 Parkersburg, WV) made today's edition of The Parkersburg News! We're very excited about the work the Wood County Historic Landmarks Commission is doing to restore the James M. Jackson fountain in Parkersburg's courthouse square and looking forward to the rededication ceremony. We're not sure where they got the number for our expected attendance, but let's try not to disappoint 'em! In addition to the fountain rededication, there are a number of other events planned for the weekend, so tell all your cousins! Preferrably, the ones we haven't already told! You can read the Parkersburg News article by following the link:

Parkersburg News Article (http://www.newsandsentinel.com/news/story/0123202004_new07_Statue.asp)
Image of James M. Jackson
Monument in Parkerburg

The James M. Jackson Monument in Parkersburg that is Being Restored.
We will have a Rededication Ceremony during Jackson Reunion 2004.

Image of Jackson Fountain in Parkerburg

Old Postcard of Jackson Memorial Fountain in the City Park, Parkersburg

List of Possible Accommodations

Web Sites on Parkersburg Area

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