How to Plan for Museum Day 2021

This year looks a lot different, but we are committed to providing exciting and interesting experiences for all visitors to Jackson County! A great way for us to do that this year, is offering both in-person and virtual experiences for Free Jackson County Museum Day 2021. Whether you're able to make a visit in-person to some of our amazing museums, or you're interested in learning more through a virtual experience, we've got you covered! 

On Saturday, May 8th from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm, participating Jackson County museums will ALL be offering virutal experiences debuting throughout the day, and some museums will also be offering FREE in person exhibits and activities for guests. Museums offering in-person activities will require face masks, social distancing and other safety protocols as necessary.

Before May 8th, we recommend planning for which museums you'd like to visit in person to allow ample time to see your favorites. For those museums not offering in-person activities, we recommend bookmarking the page, or following our Facebook Event Page closely as we debut virtual experiences for each museum throughout the day. The best news, the virtual experiences will live on past Museum Day for visitors to watch. Those will all be available on the Experience Jackson website, Experience Jackson's social media pages, and each museum's website and social media.

Please contact each museum directly for more information on their participation in Museum Day.

The Jackson County Museum Day Participants are listed below.

Cambridge Junction Historic State Park and Walker Tavern

1322 M-50, Brooklyn, MI 49230 | (517) 241-0731

Ella Sharp Museum

3225 Fourth Street, Jackson, MI 49203 | (517) 787-2320

Visitors to Ella Sharp Museum can enjoy the museum galleries, historic farm lane, a show in the Hurst Planetarium and enjoy a Hillside Farmhouse tour. Planetarium shows and Farmhouse tours will be offered every hour on the hour. Tours run from 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. with the last admittance at 3 p.m. Food trucks, Tiki Sam’s Pizza and  Dancing Dobb, will be set up outdoors on Farmlane for visitors to purchase food and beverages.  

Hanover-Horton Area Historical Society

105 Fairview Street, Hanover, MI 49210 | (517) 563-8927

Lost Railway Museum

Museum will be open to guests on Museum Day.

142 West Michigan Avenue, Grass Lake, MI 49240 | 517-522-9500

The Mann House

Offering a virtual experience only.

205 Hanover Street, Concord, MI 49237 | (517) 241-0731

Tompkins Historical Stewart Museum

Offering a virtual experience only.

10138 Tompkins Road, Rives Junction, MI 49277 | (517) 962-3398

Waterloo Farm Museum and Dewey School Museum

Museum will be open to guests on Museum Day.

13493 Waterloo Munith Road, Grass Lake, MI 49240 | (517) 596-2254

Ye Ole Carriage Shop Auto Museum

Museum will be open on Museum Day.

3537 Henderson Road, Spring Arbor, MI 49283 |(517) 750-4300 

The Hubbard Memorial Museum

317 Hanover Street, Concord, MI 49237 | (517) 524-6268

Michigan Military Heritage Museum

153 North Union St, Grass Lake, MI 49240 | 517-926-6696

Offers visitors a unique experience into Michigan’s Military history. We feature over 50 full figure mannequins dressed in military attire from the 1700’s to the present. 

At the present time our 75th Anniversary of the end of WW2, is one of our highlights along with our WW1 trench display and Model T Ambulance. Finally, see our General Withington display, Jackson County’s hero from the Civil War.

The Coe House Museum & Grass Lake Area Historical Connection

371 W. Michigan Ave., Grass Lake, MI 49240 | (517) 926-6696

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