a vibrant cultural heritage experience currently under development

Catfish Row Museum Team

The Catfish Row Museum will be a cultural centerpiece with exhibits that will explore the events, places, stories and vices that helped shape Vicksburg's culture. This cultural heritage experience is a project of Shape Up Mississippi.

National Advisory Committee

W. Ralph Eubanks- Editor, The Virginia Quarterly Review, Charlottesville, VA

William R. Ferris- Joel Williamson Eminent Professor of History, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC

Robert Luckett- Assistant Professor, Department of History, Jackson State University/Director, Margaret Walker Center, Jackson, MS

Marcie Ferris- Associate Professor, Department of American Studies, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC

David Slay- Park Ranger, Vicksburg National Military Park, Vicksburg, MS



• Alcorn State University

• Mary Beth Lasseter of Southern Foodways Alliance

• Jacqueline House Museum of African American History

• Vicksburg Farmers' Market

• Vicksburg African American History

• Linda and James Fondren

• Vicksburg Medical Foundation














Cissy Anklam- Museum Concepts, Project Lead

Terence Healy- HealyKohler Design, Exhibit Designer

Lauchlin Fields- Front Porch Fodder, Writer/Researcher