T o m a t o    M u s e u m   ---   A r t    G a l l e r y
w w w . c r y s t a l s p r i n g s m i s s . c o m

R u s s e l l    J.    C h r i s t i e,   D. V. M.   A r t    G a l l e r y    M a n a g e r

The  Tomato  Museum  Art  Gallery  represents  the  Crystal  Springs,  MS  Art  Association.   This  organization  is  active
in  promoting  local  art  and  sponsoring  the  annual  Tomato  Festival  Art  Contest.


[  Note:  Photographs  of  the  artwork  tend  to  be  darker  than  the  actual  works  of  art  in  the  gallery.  ]


                                                                                                                   

If  you  are  interested  in  purchasing  a  piece  of  artwork  in  the  Art  Gallery,  speak  with  someone  in  the  Visitors  Center.

601-892-0007






                     


                   








T o m a t o    M u s e u m    E x h i b i t s




               


          


               








Origin of the name "Jitney Jungle" and a little History


   B e f o r e                       A f t e r

Remodeling The Crystal Springs, MS Jitney Jungle Store, circa 1952








   B e f o r e                       A f t e r

   B e f o r e                       A f t e r

   B e f o r e                       A f t e r





Store Manager and Crystal Springs resident,  Ed  Jackson,  awards  Grand  Prize  Winner
 with  a  new  refrigerator  at  the  opening  of  Crystal  Springs'  remodeled  "Jitney"  Store.







Ed  Jackson  awards  another  customer  with  a  prize  at  the  opening  of  the  remodeled  Jitney.


These photographs, on loan from the Ed Jackson Family, can be found at Crystal Springs' Tomato Museum in the Visitors Center.  Inside the  Visitors   Center   601-892-0007  at  Chautauqua   Park  you will also find the Art Museum - where local artist have many of their paintings, drawing and photography on display for you to view. The Visitors Center is open Monday thru Friday, 8:00a.m. to 5:00p.m.
D i r e c t i o n s


Here's an old Jitney (# 3) of the same era in Louisiana.



Somewhere in Mississippi this old store still stands.   Before the time people spoke of the
" Entrepreneurial  Spirit, " it had already guided men and women all across this land.


Photos  by:   Dr.  Russell  Christie, D.V.M



V i s i t    t h e    h i s t o r i c    t o w n    of    C r y s t a l    S p r i n g s,    M i s s i s s i p p i