The Robert H. Jackson Center is a non-profit dedicated to promoting liberty under law through the examination of the life and work of Jamestown’s U.S. Supreme Court Justice Robert H. Jackson and its relevance to current events and issues. Tour the Robert H. Jackson Center’s exclusive collections, exhibits, and program and meeting facilities housed in an historic 1858 Italianate mansion. The Jackson Center is open for self-guided, individual, and group tours Monday through Friday, and on Saturdays by appointment. A voluntary donation of $5/person is suggested and appreciated. The Jackson Center’s unique facilities are available for private rentals, and include a 200 seat theater, banquet, reception, and conference rooms.
Robert H. Jackson grew up in rural western New York, never went to college, attended Albany Law School for only one year, and went on to have a monumentally significant impact on national and world affairs as United States Department of Justice Solicitor General, Attorney General, and Associate Supreme Court Justice, and as the architect of and the Chief U.S. Prosecutor at the International Military Tribunal (WWII Nuremberg Trial).
The Jackson Center’s work informs the dialogues taking place in classrooms, at community and corporate leadership tables, and within institutions of higher learning and public policy around the nation and the world. We impact lives through our Young Readers program, college student internships, teacher workshops, and symposiums and curated exhibits for practitioners, scholars, and an engaged community. We initiate education, training, and research resulting in informed scholarship, improved practices, and productive partnerships. Through our commitment to “liberty under law”, we widen the audience and deepen the dialogues taking place in every corner of the globe to change lives and the future for the better.
Since its founding in 2000, the Robert H. Jackson Center has worked to “advance public awareness and appreciation of the principles of justice and the rule of law”. We educate and inspire, working to counter the threats of inequality, unfairness, and injustice. Through examining and sharing Justice Jackson’s life and work, the Jackson Center brings a vitally important perspective and appreciation to current events and issues facing communities worldwide today. The Jackson Center invites and engages students of all ages, scholars, educators, national officials, and international dignitaries to analyze contemporary issues of peace and justice through the lens of Justice Jackson’s body of work.
Member Since: 2002