10th Anniversary

Plans For Museum

Mayor Rudy Clay is promising to announce a “major move forward” next week in plans for a Jackson Family museum and performing arts center in Gary.

A City Hall news release said the project has the potential to bring 500,000 to 750,000 visitors to Gary and an annual income of as much as $150 million to the community.

Gary mayors have talked about building a museum dedicated to the city’s most famous family since the 1990s. Joe Jackson visited Gary in 2008 to promote the idea with Mayor Clay.

But excitement about the project increased after Michael’s death nearly one year ago. Fans swarmed to Gary just to see the small house at 2300 Jackson St. where he grew up.

The news conference will be held 11.00 a.m. Wednesday at the Genesis Convention Center.

Source: posttrib & MJWN

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