2018 Museum Day will be held on September 15, 2018. Participating museums throughout Jackson County will be open to the public free of charge. Some locations will keep it low-key with an “open-house style” reception and self-guided tours while others are hosting festivals, child-friendly activities, historical demonstrations and providing guided tours. Please click here for a print friendly copy of the text below and click here for a 2018 Musuem Day Flyer.
Museum Day is a wonderful opportunity to check these museums off your bucket list and discover little pieces of Michigan history waiting to be uncovered in Jackson, Michigan.
Cell Block 7 Prison Museum
Cell Block 7 will be partnering with Jackson Historic Prison Tours to give presentations every hour on the half hour starting at 10:30am and ending with a 3:30pm presentation.
Coe House Museum
The Coe House Museum will be offering guided tours throughout Museum Day.
Ella Sharp Museum
The Ella Sharp Museum will be offering open galleries, historic buildings and planetarium shows from 10 am to 4 pm on Museum Day. Additionally, Popcorn Charlie will be selling popcorn throughout the day.
Hanover-Horton Area Historical Society
The Hanover-Horton Area Historical Society will be offering a people mover wagon circulating between 5 campus areas where guides will be waiting to show you each area. The five campus areas include 1) The museum with local history displays, early 1900’s classroom and the Conklin Organ room with 100 playable reed organs. 2) The Organ Workshop with organs being repaired. 3) The Antique Farm Equipment barn. 4) The maple sugar shack and antique sawmill area. 5) A hands-on Kids on the Farm area.
Lost Railway Museum
The Lost Railway Museum will be offering guided tours on the hour and self-guided tours throughout Museum Day. Additionally, guests are invited to watch an introductory video on the Interurban Railway produced by JTV, explore the history of transportation from horse and buggy to the interurban to the automobile, and enjoy some light refreshments.
The Mann House will be offering guided tours, activities for kids and refreshments on the lawn weather permitting.
Michigan Military Heritage Museum
Michigan Military Heritage Museum will be offering open galleries and have staff on hand to answer questions.
Tompkins Historical Stewart Museum
The Tompkins Stewart Museum will be kicking off the Tompkins Historical Society Freedom Festival and Steam Engine Show on Museum Day. Patrons may enjoy Guided Museum Tours, Steam Engines Show, Food Vendors, Blacksmith Demonstrations, Loom Weaving Presentations, Vintage Car Show, Working Saw Mill and step back in time at our one room school house and 1836 log cabin.
Waterloo Farm Museum and Dewey School Museum
The Waterloo Farm Museum will be offering tours of all their buildings and light refreshments will be served.
Ye Ole Carriage Shop Auto Museum
The Ye Ole Carriage Shop will be offering guided tours throughout Museum Day.
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