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


Respect, Opportunity, Scholarship and Excellence - Jackson County Rose Pageants

Jul 31, 2018


This will be my second year competing in the Miss Jackson County RoseQueen pageant and I can truly say I am honored to be in such an inspiring program. This organization has helped me create many life skills that I



Jul 31, 2018

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My husband and I got to spend a Saturday at the June 2018 NASCAR Race at Michigan International Speedway as guests of Experience Jackson. I’ve never attended a NASCAR event before. (Although I did have a brush with


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


The Life of a Jackson Highland Games Thrower

Jul 23, 2018


At the Jackson Highland Games, the day starts early in the morning, heavy things are thrown, and participants do not wear pants, but traditional Scottish kilts. Amateur highland games competitors come from all over Michigan and around the


2018 Museum Day

Jun 19, 2018

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Jackson County Museum Day is the perfect all-day activity for the whole family! Enjoy touring many of Jackson County, Michigan’s most exciting museums. You’ll take a trip through the evolution of transportation, see what 19th-century


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


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


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


Dispelling Myths About What it Takes to Play Shakespeare

Mar 30, 2018

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Often when Shakespeare is mentioned, thoughts of leathery-elbowed tweed blazers, pipes, and reading spectacles are conjured in the imagination. But nothing could be further from the truth to the reality of Shakespeare’s theatre. Perhaps after this article, you


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