The Hackett Auto Museum
The Hacket Auto Museum will be an event venue and collector car storage facility. It will be housed in the former Hackett Motorcar Company building (circa 1905). This was originally part of the Stand Electric Auotmobile Company, Brisco, Argo and Hackett. Hackett Auto Musuem will have community space for public events and educational opportunities with exhibit emphasis placed on showcasing automobilia of the twentieth century and Jackson's rich autmotive history. This museum will be designed with a unique industrial event space inside a historic "New England Mill" style brick building with post and beam construction.
615 Hupp Avenue, Jackson, Michigan
Located in the geographical heart of the MotorCities National Heritage Area (MCNHA) and is Michigan’s only national heritage area, generating $410.4 million in economic impact annually.
Renovations began summer 2018
Ribbon cutting May 2020
Leaders and Partners
Ted O’Dell, Founder & Executive Director, envisioned and is leading this projected $1.4 million dollar economic revitalization project
To preserve through adaptive reuse a historically important building rich in Michigan automotive history. To bring a unique industrial event venue to the great Jackson community. Creating community event space, automotive museum and collector car storage options. To educate school children about Jackson's historic S.T.E.A.M discplines.
Author: Ted O'Dell, Founder and Executive Director
With a background in legislative and labor relations, Ted is a native of Oakville, Michigan with a long family history in the American automotive industry. His passion for both the history of the early automobile and American history have come together to spearhead the Hackett Auto Museum in Jackson, Michigan.
Below, Ted O'dell is explaining the 1914 Ford Model T car. In 1914, Henry Ford made more than a quarter of a million Model T automobiles. This specific Model T was manufacture at the Highland Park plant right outside of Detroit, Michigan. Watch below to learn more about it.