Meet Jackie Mayer, Miss America 1963, at the Ohio History Center

Meet Jackie Mayer, Miss America 1963, at the Ohio History Center

Jackie Mayer of Sandusky, Ohio, who won the Miss America Pageant in 1962 and served as Miss America 1963.

Jackie Mayer of Sandusky, Ohio, who won the Miss America Pageant in 1962 and served as Miss America 1963.


Join Sandusky native and former Miss Ohio and Miss America Jackie Mayer in a discussion about her fascinating life. She will tell the story of her transformational rise to fame in 1962, when she was crowned Miss America 1963, and the life events that led her to stay in the public eye.

The dress worn by Jackie Mayer when she was crowned Miss America 1963 and her Miss America crown in the exhibit are part of the new exhibit Transformation at the Ohio History Center. It will be open through March 30, 2014.

Date: Sunday October 6, 2013
Time: 2 p.m.
Location: Ohio History Center, Columbus

Free with Ohio History Center museum admission: $10/adult; $9/senior (60+); $5/youth (6–12); Free/Ohio Historical Society member; Free/child (age 5 and under).

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3 Responses to Meet Jackie Mayer, Miss America 1963, at the Ohio History Center

  1. Kaitlyn Kemer says:

    how old was Jacqueline when she entered into her first pageant?

    • ohiohistory says:

      Hello,

      Good question! We are checking in with Miss America herself to make sure we have the right answer. I know that she was older and did not start pageants as a young child. We’ll let you know when we hear from her.

      Thank you,
      L. Wood, Curator for Visual Resources.

      • ohiohistory says:

        Hi,

        Jackie Mayer has confirmed that her first pageant was the Miss Vacationland pageant in June 1962, followed by the Miss Ohio pageant in July 1962 and the Miss America pageant in September 1962. She was 19 when she entered Miss Vacationland and celebrated her 20th birthday in August prior to the Miss America pageant.

        L.Wood, Curator for Visual Resources

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