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The Hackett Auto Museum

Jul 18, 2019

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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,

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Michigan Shakespeare Festival

Jul 08, 2019

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25 years. The silver anniversary.  A quarter of a century.  1996. The year of “Show me the money!” and “You had me at hello.” Tickle-Me Elmo was the craze. Oprah started a book club. George

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Experience Jackson Tours App

May 16, 2019

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Looking for fun things to do in Jackson, Michigan? We have just the thing! Our Experience Jackson Tours app has a variety of intriguing and educational tours that will keep you busy all year! Our app will take you through

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Experiencing Museum Day

Feb 28, 2019

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This year, I was able to take advantage of my first Museum Day. Ten museums throughout Jackson County opened their doors to the public for the day, FREE of charge. How cool is that?! I love museums, and had heard

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5 Reasons to Stay in Jackson for Your Big 10 Game

Nov 09, 2018

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The Jackson area is just minutes from several Big Ten stadiums, making it the ideal location to stay for the next big game. Not only will staying here save you on premium room rates and crazy parking fees, it will

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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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