Ella Sharp Museum is named after Ella (Merriman) Sharp, a generous, civic minded individual who left this gorgeous hillside farmhouse to the city of Jackson for use as a park and a museum.
The Ella Sharp Museum provides opportunities for everyone to explore, engage in, and enjoy history and the arts. The artifacts and artwork you can find at Ella help preserve Jackson’s history. The Ella Sharp Museum features an 1860’s log cabin, the Dibble one-room schoolhouse, country store, print, doctor’s office, wood shop and the Merriman Sharp Farmhouse. The Ella Sharp Museum also manages the Hurst Planetarium, which offers educational shows for groups and the public to enjoy. Thousands of visitors are drawn each year to Hillside Farm Lane for the Ella’s major festivals including Sugaring & Shearing (March), Fall Harvest Festival (October) and Art, Beer & Wine Festival (June) which includes art vendors, Michigan wine and craft beer tastings. The Grand Community Room at the Ella Sharp Museum is the perfect place for your next grand event. The 3,000-square-foot room features an outdoor patio, catering kitchen, and stage to accommodate a wide variety of events. A huge, arched window looks out onto the surrounding park and a mid-19th century log house, this point of view is perfect for wedding photography. Consider Ella Sharp Museum for reunions, holiday parties, weddings, seminars, annual meetings and much more.
For more information on exhibits, booking a group tour, or hours, check the Ella Sharp Museum website. The Ella Sharp Museum also offers a unique event venue space contact the museum for details.