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Hackett Auto Museum Connects with Decedents

Aug 21, 2018

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The Internet can be a wonderful thing. Recently, I have been spending many hours to research and locate descendants of previous owners of the Hackett Automobile Company building. You may know by now that I am the guy spearheading the

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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 Civil War Muster - A Summer Main Stay

Jul 30, 2018

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The Jackson Civil War Muster has been a main stay of Jackson’s summer time events and will be commemorating its 35th anniversary next year in 2019. As one of the largest Civil War Musters in the Midwest; Jackson is

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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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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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Jackson’s Pivotal Role in the Underground Railroad

Mar 30, 2018

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Discover the pivotal role Jackson played in the Underground Railroad through this self-guided walking tour in and around downtown Jackson. On this tour, participants can view sites connected to the secret network, explore the historic point of departure

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American Pickers

Jul 25, 2017

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AMERICAN PICKERS to Film in MICHIGAN Mike Wolfe, Frank Fritz, and their team are excited to return to Michigan! They plan to film episodes of the hit series AMERICAN PICKERS throughout the region in August 2017! AMERICAN PICKERS is

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Experiencing History in Jackson

Jun 23, 2017

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While we may not have the historic walking tours of plantations that they do in the south, or John Quincy Adams house tours that Boston offers, Jackson has a rich and vibrant history of its own and one worth experiencing.

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Lost Railway Museum to Host a Fundraiser

Jun 08, 2017

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Uncovering History, One Track at a Time Before the car, when horses were still the way people got around town, the Interurban railway showed up and changed lives. Folks from rural America took a ride to the city – to

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DeLand and the Underground Railroad

May 15, 2017

Charles Victor DeLand Charles Victor DeLand not only left his mark on local, state and national history; remnants of his presence linger today, providing history lovers with a unique opportunity to experience Jackson’s past. DeLand (1828 -1903) had many

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