Events in the Village!

Casey Jones Day & the Spring Arts Festival April 26th!

Support local history, art and music Saturday, April 26th in Casey Jones Village!  A day full of family fun from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm.  Free admission to the historic Casey Jones Home & Railroad Museum with activities throughout the day, enjoy the Art in the Village gallery Spring Arts Festival featuring over 75 local and regional artists and one of a kind demonstrations, live entertainment with members of the Jackson Area Plectral Society and regional musicians and new this year - a Sacred Harp Sing in the Village Chapel.  Old Country Store hours are 6:30 am to 9:00 pm.  Casey Jones Museum hours are 9:00 am to 5:00 pm.  Casey Jones' granddaughter Nancy Howse is scheduled to be with us for a Meet & Greet at 11:00 am April 26th at Casey Jones Museum!  Jerry Ellis will be at the Museum with his telegrapher's exhibit.  We will have live music throughout the Village from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm.  The newly expanded Art in the Village gallery will be open during the festival for tours.  Be sure and take in a game of mini-golf too.  It's going to be a beautiful day...

New! Free Day Tea is 4/29/14! Spread the word...

Wishing you a Blessed Easter!



Wishing you and your family a very Happy Easter weekend! Friday and Saturday, April 18th and 19th, we are open our regular hours of 6:30 am to 9:00 pm at the Old Country Store and at Casey Jones Museum from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm.  We will not be open on Easter Sunday, April 20th, 2014 in celebration of Easter.  He is Risen. He is Risen Indeed!

Spring Arts Festival April 26th!

Spring Arts Festival in Casey Jones Village April 26th

(Jackson, TN) Art in the Village gallery is hosting its fourth annual Spring Arts Festival Saturday, April 26th from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm in Casey Jones Village in conjunction with Casey Jones Day. Admission is free. The arts festival will feature original one of a kind local and regional art from over 75 exhibitors in a variety of art forms including watercolors, acrylics, carvings, stained glass, mixed media, jewelry, handmade metalwork, yard art and artists at work with hands-on demonstrations.

The Old Country Store will have festival food available for purchase. Casey Jones Museum admission is free April 26th, 2014 as part of the festivities. There will also be live musical entertainment throughout the day. New this year is a Sacred Harp Sing in the Village Chapel next door to the Old Country Store restaurant. View a festival flier here.  

For information on having a booth space, stop by Art in the Village or email Mary Spellings at mary.spellings@gmail.com. Follow the gallery on Facebook and visit the website at http://www.jacksonartinthevillage.com/

Art in the Village is a non-profit arts organization featuring an Art Academy. The artist co-op gallery is open Tuesday through Saturday and the phone number is 731-554-ARTS (2787). 

Casey Jones Village is located at 56 Casey Jones Lane in Jackson, Tennessee.

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Walking Wisely Ribbon Cutting Wednesday!

Tour Historic Railcar at Walking Wisely Ribbon Cutting Wednesday

Jackson, TN (April 14, 2014):  Walking Wisely Counseling Services is hosting a Ribbon Cutting with the Jackson Chamber and an Open House Wednesday, April 16th in Casey Jones Village. The ribbon cutting will take place at the Judge Milton Brown Railcar at 11:00 am. The Open House and Tour in the historic railcar will be held from 10:30 am to 2:00 pm. Bill Neal is the Lead Counselor for Walking Wisely Counseling Services. Neal said, "It is a God honoring-Christ centered counseling service that helps individuals walk through life with a fulfilled purpose in the Jackson, Tennessee area and beyond. We hope the public will stop by for the festivities. The original portion of the authentic railcar will be open for guests who will be able to walk through and tour passenger compartments."   

T. Clark Shaw, Old Country Store CEO, said, "We are so pleased to have Bill, who is a long time friend, and his family back in Jackson.  We think the Judge is a perfect location for his counseling ministry and is such a blessing to the area. We are excited to have him as part of our Casey Jones Village family."

Bill Neal, the lead counselor at WWCS, was born and raised in Memphis, Tennessee.  He graduated from Mid-South Bible College in Memphis and Talbot Theological Seminary in La Mirada, California and did post graduate work in Europe and the Middle East.  Bill has forty years of ministry experience which includes having been a youth pastor, co-pastor, Senior Pastor, conference speaker, counselor, funeral home chaplain, corporate chaplain and business owner.  He has served with Bible teaching churches and organizations in Tennessee, California, Arizona and Alabama.  Bill is the former Director of Counseling with John MacArthur’s Grace to You radio ministries in California and has had the privilege of speaking at over one hundred camps and conferences both nationally and internationally for youth and adults.
 
On a personal level, Bill enjoys playing golf and is a Golf Pastor to youth and adults around the country.  He is also a national golf instructor for SNAG Golf as he still teaches golf and character clinics for all ages beginning at age three. 

To make an appointment, call 731-234-0612 or email: walkingwisely@gmail.com. Services provided include individual and group counseling, pre-marital and marital counseling, children and/or family counseling, corporation counseling, personal Life Strategy Coaching and character golf clinics for youth and adults.  The website is www.walkingwisely.org. He is also available as a guest speaker for churches, conferences and camps.  Follow Bill on Facebook at - Walking Wisely Counseling Services. 

Monday Night at the Museum Continues April 14th

Reminder - Please join us: 

Monday Night at the Museum Series Features Cookbook Author April 14th

Jackson, TN - Casey Jones Home & Railroad Museum's next event in the Monday Night at the Museum literary series is a book signing with author Deborah Brooks Langford April 14th at 6:00 pm.  Her cookbook "Cooking the World Over" will be highlighted. It has recipes from all over the world by different authors and poets as well from Langford's travels to countries such as England, Sweden, Canada and Greece. Originally from North Carolina, she now lives in Covington, Tennessee.  She has published seventeen books.

The community is invited to attend this free community event.  Cookbooks will be available for purchase and signed by the author.  The event will last until approximately 8:00 pm.

About:
Casey Jones Home & Railroad Museum features the historic 1890's home of railroad legend Casey Jones.  The museum includes an 8,000 square foot "train station" with a theater, exhibit halls, community room and museum store.  Casey Jones Museum is located at 30 Casey Jones Lane in Jackson, Tennessee.

Join us for our Easter Egg Hunt April 13th!



Brooks Shaw's Old Country Store is excited to be hosting Casey's Eggstravaganza on Sunday afternoon, April 13th! Sign in will be from 1:15 pm to 2:00 pm and the Easter Egg Hunt will begin at 2:15 pm. There will be 3,000 plastic eggs including twelve Golden eggs with $25.00 gift certificates inside. Age groups include: Infant to 4 years old and 5 to 10 years old. This is a free community event and will be located on the Casey Jones Village grounds near Casey Jones Mini-Golf. Casey Jones Museum will have free admission from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm April 13th, 2014.

Bottled water will be available for purchase and other activities will be held with proceeds going to Birth Choice. Hope to see you then!

April Event News!

Join us for the following exciting events this month: 
  • Every Thursday evening: Club Jam with the Jackson Area Plectral Society. 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm year-round. 
  • Friday, April 11th and Saturday, April 12th - 9:00 am to 1:00 pm.  A Bootcamp for Writers - Carolyn Tomlin & Denise George - Casey Jones Museum. Registration required:  Carolyn Tomlin - tomlinm@bellsouth.net
  • Friday, April 11th - 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm at the Old Country Store. Live music for our dinner guests - Loser's Way Home.
  • Sunday, April 13th - Casey's Eggstravaganza Easter Egg Hunt. 1:15 pm to 2:00 pm sign-up. Fun begins at 2:15 pm. Free community event.  Bottled water sales benefit Birth Choice. Casey Jones Museum admission is free April 13th, 2014 from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm.
  • Monday, April 14th at 6:00 pm. Monday Night at the Museum -  Casey Jones Museum.  Author Deborah Brooks Langford - "Cooking the World Over" Book Talk & Signing.
  • Wednesday, April 16th - Walking Wisely Life Services - Bill Neal - Lead Counselor. Ribbon Cutting with the Jackson Chamber - Judge Milton Brown Railcar at 11:00 am.  Open House and Tour - 10:30 am to 2:00 pm.
  • Sunday, April 20th - Happy Easter!  We will not be open April 20th in celebration of Easter Sunday. Matthew 28:6
  • Saturday, April 26th - Casey Jones Day and the Spring Arts Festival.  Art in the Village welcomes over 60 artisan exhibitors to the 4th annual Spring Arts Festival plus  demonstrations and live music. Festival food will be provided by the Old Country Store.  Held in conjunction with Casey Jones Day that celebrates the anniversary dates for the legend of historic railroad hero Casey Jones in April of 1900, the founding of Brooks Shaw's Old Country Store in April of 1965 and the founding of Casey Jones Village in April of 1978. Admission is free to Casey Jones Museum on April 26th, 2014.  View the Festival Flyer here.

Casey Jones Village to Host Easter Egg Hunt

Join us for Casey's Eggstravaganza
Easter Egg Hunt
Sunday, April 13th in Casey Jones Village
Press Release:
Casey Jones Village to Host
Easter Egg Hunt

(Jackson, TN)  Brooks Shaw's Old Country Store has announced that they will be hosting a community Easter Egg Hunt entitled Casey's Eggstravaganza on Sunday afternoon, April 13th.  Sign in will be from 1:15 pm to 2:00 pm and the Hunt will begin at 2:15 pm.  There will be 3,000 plastic eggs including twelve Golden eggs with $25.00 gift certificates inside.  Age groups include: Infant to 4 years old and 5 to 10 years old.  This is a free community event and will be located on the Casey Jones Village grounds.

Bottled water will be available for purchase and other activities will be held with proceeds going to Birthchoice of Jackson. Volunteers interested in working this event can contact Melanie Welch at the Old Country Store by email at mwelchocs@gmail.com.

Casey Jones Village is located at 56 Casey Jones Lane in Jackson, Tennessee near I-40 exit 80A.  The website is  http://www.caseyjones.com/.

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Monday Night at the Museum Event News

Monday Night at the Museum Series Features Cookbook Author April 14th

Jackson, TN (March 31,2014) - Officials at Casey Jones Home & Railroad Museum have announced the next event in the "Monday Night at the Museum" literary series with author Deborah Brooks Langford April 14th at 6:00 pm.  Her cookbook "Cooking the World Over" will be highlighted. It has recipes from all over the world by different authors and poets as well from Langford's travels to countries such as England, Sweden, Canada and Greece. Originally from North Carolina, she has traveled the world and now lives in Covington, Tennessee.  She has published over seventeen books.

The community is invited to attend this free community event.  Cookbooks will be available for purchase and signed by the author.

About:
Casey Jones Home & Railroad Museum features the historic 1890's home of railroad legend Casey Jones.  The museum includes an 8,000 square foot "train station" with a theater, exhibit halls, community room and museum store.  Casey Jones Museum is located at 30 Casey Jones Lane in Jackson, Tennessee.