‘Meet Bob Jackson’

The Robert H. Jackson Center, Jamestown, N.Y., invites the public to “Meet Bob Jackson” through a dramatization created and presented by local theatrical performer Bob Terreberry.

On Tuesday, Sept. 19, at 5 p.m., the program is a fictional dramatization of a hypothetical evening in September 1933, when local attorney, Robert H. Jackson, arrives at (what was then) the Scottish Rite Consistory to meet with community members interested in his life, growing up in nearby Frewsburg, N.Y., becoming active in community organizations and a successful attorney in Jamestown. The performance takes the audience back, as local citizens who attend this 1933 event and submit their questions to Jackson through his fictional personal assistant. The imaginary scenario is as follows:

Citizens are invited to “Meet Bob Jackson” at a community gathering on the evening of September 19 at 305 E. 4th Street, organized by his personal assistant. Mr. Jackson, a local attorney, is active in the community and has practiced law in the city of Jamestown since 1913.

Based on local author and historian Helen Ebersole’s recently updated book, Off the Pedestal: Jackson in Jamestown 1909-1932, this dramatization enables audience members to learn about Bob Jackson’s early years, professional, and community pursuits before his career took him to Washington, D.C.

Contact the Jackson Center (716) 483-6646 with inquiries. A suggested donation of $10 can be made at the door. Patrons are encouraged to come early as seating is limited.