Holiday Pop-Up Shop in Downtown Jackson, Mich.
11/2/15 - Opening Again November 19 through December 29, 2015 Call for Artists!
Newest Form of Interactive Entertainment Opens in Downtown Jackson!
JACKSON, Sept. 1, 2015 - EpIQ Escapes: Jackson's first real-life escape room is the first of it's kind in mid-Michigan. Participants will test their wit, problem solving, and teamwork skills by entering a locked room in which they have sixty minutes to escape. This is the premier form of entertainment for gamers, movie buffs, adrenaline junkies, and corporate or academic team leaders. As a group, participants must find clues, and solve a series of puzzles and riddles to escape before their time runs out!
Weatherwax Foundation’s $50k Rounds Out Funding, Glidden Parker Mural Groundbreaking Scheduled
10/21/15 - The Weatherwax Foundation recently donated the final $50,000 piece of a $394,000 puzzle to break ground on the CP Federal City Square in downtown Jackson.
An Introduction to Bourbon Tasting a New Love at In Good Company
By Rebecca Calkins, 10/14/15
Michigan not only makes delicious wine and beer but we’ve also gotten into the craft distillery movement. Our local watering hole Jackson’s Grand River Brewery has started to make their own vodka, rum, gin and whiskey, which means I need to expand my palate beyond the vodka drinking days of my youth.
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.