Miss Jones (1893-1991) was an unusual woman, who traveled the world for many years. She sought out experiences in foreign cultures, especially in Asia, while living the majority of her life in Jackson County and continuing her family’s philanthropic work in the region. The museum's permanent collection includes: a vast number of rare items and photographs collected by Miss Jones during her travels as well as sculpture and research materials from internationally acclaimed artist Fletcher Benton, who was a family friend of Miss Jones.
ARTS & CULTURE
The Southern Hills Arts Council (SHAC) works to enhance the quality of life in the region by encouraging and stimulating the practice and appreciation of the arts. SHAC, a member of the Ohio Arts Council, has the fiscal responsibility of the upkeep of the Markay Cultural Arts Center’s theatre and gallery, as well as the responsibility of the organization’s membership. In addition to an art gallery, the Markay offers live performances of music and theatre as well as free movies throughout the year.
The Liberty Theatre Community Center is a 1920s restored theatre owned by the Oak Hill Historical Society. It is available to rent for parties, showers, reunions, family functions, banquets, meetings, live performances, and more. Check out their Facebook page for information on upcoming shows, stained glass classes and more or visit the Historical Society's events page.
The LOCAL Gallery is located in Jackson, Ohio, surrounded by the scenic hills of Southern Ohio. We house artisans from the local area, sharing their amazing talents with the world. Our purpose is all in the name LOCAL, simply "Loving Ourselves Community And Life." We offer a variety of talent, from paintings, jewelry, natural fragrances, soaps, handmade cards, candles, wearable art and much more.