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Discover America: Jackson, Michigan: Discover Rich History and Hospitality

By Shannon Doe Ewing (reposted from Discover America)

There are many interesting communities surrounding Detroit; one in particular that I was rather curious about was Jackson. It’s only about an hour’s drive from the big city. I was excited to get some fresh air and check out some local history.

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Rose Parade & Picnic in the Park 2015

We invite the community to come out -Relax, Have Fun, and Enjoy~

The 57th Annual Jackson County Rose Parade and the Picnic in the Park will take place on Sunday, June 7th.   The parade starts at 1:00 PM and PITP starts immediately following the parade at Ella Sharp Park.

This year’s Parade will be held in honor of Barbara (Belford) Fletcher of Largo, FL who passed away in December 2014.  Barbara was responsible for starting the Jackson County Rose Parade 57 years ago.

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Keloorah – a place to celebrate race weekend at MIS

BROOKLYN, Mich. (March 17, 2015) – Michigan International Speedway is taking the post-race concert experience to a whole new level with “Keloorah.

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New Exhibits opening at Cell Block 7

New exhibits opening in April will feature the Michigan Braille Transcribing Fund, the 1952 Riot, Harold J. Tucker - A Corrections Officer at the State Prison of Southern Michigan, and more.

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50 Shades of Corsets: A Brief History of Corset Manufacturing in Jackson

By Melanie Hilliard | Twitter & Instagram: @emjay49201

With Fifty Shades of Gray all the rage, it’s hard to imagine that a little over 100 years ago, corsets were the undergarments of fine upstanding women across the country. That’s right, the average middle and upper class woman from the Victorian era into the post WWI time period was sporting some type of tight-laced undergarment. And many women of the day were wearing ones made right here in Jackson, Michigan

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Calling all runners! Inaugural Speedway Stomp 5K set for Friday, May 8

BROOKLYN, Mich. (March 5, 2015) – Michigan International Speedway will host the inaugural
SPEEDWAY STOMP™ 5K on Friday, May 8, the day before this year’s Michigan Wine and Beer Fest
presented by Experience Jackson.
The 3.1-mile run around portions of the MIS oval and through parts of its historic grounds will serve
as a lead-in event the evening before the May 9 wine and beer fest.

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NASCAR Tickets on Sale

BROOKLYN, Mich. (Jan. 29, 2015) — Tickets, campsites and travel packages for all Michigan International Speedway events, including both NASCAR Sprint Cup Series weekends, Michigan Wine and Beer Fest presented by Experience Jackson and Faster Horses Festival, are on sale Monday, February 2nd, 2015.

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Florida Georgia Line, Brad Paisley & Carrie Underwood Saddle Up For Faster Horses Festival's Third Year

Passes For The Three-Day Camping And Music Festival Go On Sale Feb. 2

NASHVILLE, TN (Jan. 22, 2015) – Faster Horses Festival will return for the third year on July 17, 18, 19 following two immensely successful years, last year hosting over 25,000 fans for the three day country music and camping festival taking place in the Irish Hills of Brooklyn, MI. Florida Georgia Line, Brad Paisley and Carrie Underwood will lead the hard hitting lineup along with top acts Frankie Ballard, Kristian Bush, Mark Chesnutt, Craig Wayne Boyd, Lee Brice, Clare Dunn, Mickey Guyton, Tracy Lawrence, Lonestar, Dustin Lynch, Justin Moore, RaeLynn, The Cadillac Three, Thomas Rhett and Dwight Yoakam with more artists to be announced in the coming weeks. Three day passes go on sale Mon., Feb. 2 at 10am ET. Additional camping options will also be available to festival-goers this year, including a new RV camping site (Big Rig Alley) and the option to rent pre-set tents, allowing fans to tailor their experience. For more information, visit fasterhorsesfestival.com

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Ella Sharp Museum Becomes More Accessible To All

January 21, 2015 (Jackson, MI) – As of January 1, 2015 the Ella Sharp Museum is pleased to offer admission to our galleries at no cost.  Visitors can choose to pay by donation, which means that any amount will  be appreciated and they will be given a ticket to view our galleries (note: excludes major exhibitions).

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2015 Art, Beer & Wine Festival Call For Artists, Wineries and Breweries

The Ella Sharp Museum presents the 11th annual Art, Beer & Wine Festival on June 6, 2015 from noon until 6:00 pm! The museum plans to host over 30 local wineries and breweries, 40+ artists, and nearly 2,500 guests! Festival goers will enjoy live music and artist booths nestled on the grounds of the Ella Sharp Museum and within the courtyard of the museum's historic Hillside Farm Lane.

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