Ella Sharp Museum Receives Grant from MCACA
3225 Fourth Street, Jackson, MI– October 7, 2015 – The Ella Sharp Museum has been awarded $15,000 from the Michigan Council for Arts and Cultural Affairs. The grant was awarded from the MCACA peer review process and was one of the 559 applications to compete for MCACA fiscal year 2016 funding.
Bakehouse: Waterloo Pioneer Day Oct. 11, 2015
Mrs. Realy used a German-style Bakehouse with a wood-fired brick oven to bake all the bread, rolls, cakes, and cookies her large family of nine would need. When the Waterloo Area Historical Society was founded, the Realy’s original Bakehouse at Waterloo Farm Museum had fallen into disrepair; the replica we use today was built on its site.
Waterloo Blacksmiths-Soldiers and Log Cabin Weekend Recap
The 7th Annual Blacksmiths-Soldiers and Log Cabin Weekend was another successful event.
Jackson Optimist Figure Skating Club gains interim status through United States Figure Skating Association
The Jackson Optimist Figure Skating Club, JOFSC, has been operating as a club at the Optimist Ice Arena since December of 2014. On July 18, 2015 the JOFSC was granted interim status, as a first step in an effort to become a full member club.
Jackson Optimist Figure Skating Club, JOFSC, will provide skaters of all ages and abilities the opportunity to continue their training and prepare for competitions, test sessions, and shows while further promoting the sport of figure skating.
Stories from Cell Block 7: Prison Ink
By Stephanie Baker, Visitor Services Staff | I must say that the concept of prison ink intrigues me. Right now at the wonderful Cell Block 7 Museum, we have a display of some old prison tattoo equipment that was taken from some of the prisoners, but not a lot of information to go along with it. For anyone who has a tattoo, you’ve seen the complicated machines that artists use and the intricate work that they do on every individual person, so how can these things be done inside of prison walls, without that professional equipment? As a prisoner might say, “easy.”
Experiencing Jackson with Sofia Talvik
By Sofia Talvik | The best part about touring is when you have time to explore the area where you're playing. I was excited to put Michigan as my 44th state on my list of visited states and decided to get an early start from Maumee, OH, so I would have time to do a quick drive through Detroit as well as catch some quality time in Jackson.
Hike it Baby: Never Too Young to Enjoy the Great Outdoors
Local organization encourages families to get out on the trails
Jackson - Hike it Baby, a national organization that encourages women and families to get out into nature and be active as soon as possible after the birthing process, launched a branch in Jackson in June 2015. Hike it Baby hosts free hikes for families to help minimize the effects of postpartum depression in new mothers (and fathers), create a network of like-minded individuals, help families discover new parts of their cities, and teach children an appreciation for nature from birth and beyond. The organization was founded by Shanti Hodges in 2013 in Portland, Oregon. It has since grown branches in over 135 cities with over 43,000 members in 3 countries from Anchorage to Austin to Asheville and now to Jackson.
Airport Lanes Bowling Fall Hours Have Started!
Airport Lanes Hours of Business: Please call ahead for open bowling! Lanes are not always available during open bowling times!
Holiday Pop-Up Shop in Downtown Jackson, Mich.
Opening Again...November 19 through December 29, 2015. Call for Artists!
Ella Sharp Museum's Outdoor Sculpture with the Midwest Sculpture Initiative and Dawn Foods Foundation
Ten new outdoor sculptures are on display on the grounds of the Ella Sharp Museum, thanks to the Dawn Foods Foundation, sponsors of this community art.