Robert H. Jackson Center

The Robert H. Jackson Center

Author Charles Shields

2015 Young Readers Program

The Robert H. Jackson Center is pleased to welcome Charles Shields author of Mockingbird: A Portrait of Harper Lee as the presenter for the 2015 Young Readers Program. The event will take place Wednesday May 13, 2015 with two scheduled presentations, 10 a.m. at the Reg Lenna Center for the Arts and an afternoon session at 12:30 p.m. at the Robert H. Jackson Center. Find out more information about this program including the author event and essay contest....

Buy A Brick- Build A Legacy


This holiday season, the Robert H. Jackson Center is offering a unique gift opportunity to provide an enduring and highly visible way to honor family members, friends, veterans and other loved ones. The "Buy a Brick - Build a Legacy" project offers a way to make a gift that will last for many years, while recognizing those whose outstanding contributions have made the community - or perhaps, the world - a better place.

For a donation of $750, you may inscribe an 8" X 8" brick; smaller size 4" × 8" bricks are also available for a donation of $500. The honorary bricks will be fitted into the Center's beautiful walkway, to forever become part of the historic tapestry that is woven through the Center's history and future.

Proceeds from the "Buy a Brick - Build a Legacy" project will become part of the Center's Annual Fund, to be used towards its ongoing educational initiatives and activities. A certificate announcing your gift will be sent to the recipient.

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    Highlights from 2014: A Year in Review

    International Humanitarian Law Dialogs

    International Prosecutors, ambassadors, diplomats, and legal scholars from around the globe came together in the name of humanity on August 25-26, 2014 at Chautauqua Institution, Chautauqua, NY. Hosted by the Robert H. Jackson Center, the International Humanitarian Law Dialogs is a historic gathering of renowned international Prosecutors. The eighth annual proceedings offered attendees a look at the impact of modern international law on war crimes and crimes against humanity, focusing on the theme, “The New World (Dis)Order: International Humanitarian Law in an Uncertain World.” Click here to read a full press release

    Naming Ceremony for the Greater Chautauqua- Jamestown Airport, Robert H. Jackson Field

    The Robert H. Jackson Center was pleased to take part in the dedication ceremony that was held on October 4, 2014 officially naming the Robert H. Jackson Field at the Greater Chautauqua-Jamestown Airport. The airport’s terminal was previously dedicated in Jackson’s honor in 1973. Click here to read a full press release

    Education Initiative

    Over the past two years, with the assistance of the Chautauqua Region Community Foundation, Holmberg Foundation, the late Clayton Sweeney and other partners, the Robert H. Jackson Center has greatly enhanced its mission through its Education Initiative. This program features teacher workshops, a teacher fellowship program, along with regional and national awards.

    The Initiative has expanded the knowledge and legacy of Justice Robert H. Jackson into classrooms around the region, and has now reached audiences at the national level. Working with educators and students is at the heart of the Center's mission, and it is through these relationships that the legacy of Robert H. Jackson's life’s work is recognized and carried into the future. Read more about our education initiative activities

  • Click here to download a pdf of our End of the Year Update