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


• Mississippi Delta National Heritage Area (MDNHA)

• 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


• Cissy Anklam — Museum Concepts, Project Lead

• Sharon Barry — Exhibit Writer

• Steve Davis — Canizaro Cawthon Davis, Architecture Planning

 Lauchlin Fields — Front Porch Fodder, Researcher/Marketing

 Terence Healy — HealyKohler Design, Exhibit Designer

Joan Mathys — MJM Picture & Film Research, Photo Researcher

Board of Directors

Corin Morrison

Donna Ingram

Brig. Gen. Robert Crear

Barbara Tolliver

Linnie Wheeless

Linda Fondren

James Fondren