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Reenactments and Living History: Jackson Civil War Muster

Aug 21, 2018

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For the past thirty-four years, the Jackson Civil War Muster has grown to become one of the largest and most popular Civil War Musters in our countries Midwest. Everywhere I travel, and have conversations with people in Michigan, I discover

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“Jackson & the Great War” Exhibit at Ella Sharp Museum

May 31, 2018

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"Jackson & the Great War", an exhibit at Ella Sharp Museum, is open now through August 24, 2018. The exhibit commemorates the Centennial Anniversary of the US involvement in WWI. The exhibit features letters, uniforms, a Sparton gas alarm, helmets, and

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Vito’s Espresso

May 30, 2018

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I tasted my first coffee when I was six years old. My dad made the mistake of leaving his creamed and sugared brew sitting where I could reach it. It was delicious. I would've never thought that  I

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Explore Disc Golf in Jackson

May 30, 2018

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Disc golf is one of the fastest growing recreation sports in America. Michigan is blessed to have more than 300 public courses throughout the state.    Jackson’s disc golf scene has really grown over the

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Five Years of Cheers

May 30, 2018

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Cheers! A word that so often punctuates the end of a toast. To family, to friends, to the happy couple, to the accomplished graduate, to the retiring colleague, wishing them many good things in  one little word.   This

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Uncovering History One Track at A Time at the Lost Railway Museum

Apr 30, 2018

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Imagine the time before paved streets, cars and buses. Village streets bustling with activity and people in the early 1900’s of Grass Lake. The electric Interurban Railway System is the primary mode of public transportation. More than six railways

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The Return of Gus Macker to #JacksonMI

Apr 30, 2018

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In 1974 at the childhood home of Scott and Mitch McNeal in Lowell, MI, a small group of friends came together and laced up their sneakers to compete in a 3-on-3 basketball tournament for the very first time. Word traveled

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EpIQ Escapes- the Reality-Based Escape Room in Jackson

Apr 30, 2018

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Hey Jackson! Trying to get your kids off their cell phones and tablets? Want to spend more time with your family but don’t want to risk the typical table flipping, family game night calamity? Then do I have

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17 Years of Jackson Blues Festival

Apr 30, 2018

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Cindy Hayden-Fuller reflecting on 17 years of the Jackson Blues Festival:  "I am so proud of this great community event. The excitement and growth of this festival has really put Jackson on the map as far as great Blues

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Learn To Be a Tourist in Your Own Town

Jan 09, 2018

Valerie Herr is a passionate community member, writer and regular contributor to the Experience Jackson Blog. This series of blogs, entitled Learn To Be a Tourist in Your Own Town was originally published in the Jackson Area Collaborative Kids

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