New Temporary Exhibit Ada Jacques Memorial Art Exhibit
A child of the boarding school era, she was able to turn around and offer her family a steady and loving home with devotion and hard work. Ada Jacques started making pottery at the age of 68 revealing a natural talent for the medium. Ada quilted, sewed clothing from her own patterns, kept chickens, and was famous for her homemade jam and pies made by the berries she grew and picked, canned pickles and chili sauce. Intelligent and a problem solver, she was a renaissance woman who could do just about anything she had the mind to.
Adelaide “Ada” Jacques, Gae wah: waks, Onondaga, Turtle clan, was born on October 10th, 1928, and passed away in her home that she and her husband built on Wednesday, June 15th, 2016.