Hit up all your favorite Jackson museums on Museum Day for FREE on Saturday, May 8th, 2021.
Some locations will host an “open-house style” reception and self-guided tours while others are hosting safe and socially distanced child-friendly activities, historical demonstrations and providing guided tours. With Museum Day intentionally planned on Mother’s Day weekend, it is a great opportunity for families to get together and learn more about their community’s history while checking some local museums off their bucket list. Many museums will be giving away a Museum Day gift basket as well.
New this year, all museums will be offering a virtual experience for guests. With capacity limits in place due to slowing the spread of the Coronavirus, museums wanted to offer another option for guests to experience their museums. Each museum along with Experience Jackson and the Arts and Cultural Alliance of Jackson County will be premiering featured museum videos as part of Free Jackson County Museum Day in partnership with Good Things Going – Jackson.
The Jackson County Museum Day Participants are listed below.
Cambridge Junction Historic State Park and Walker Tavern
1322 M-50, Brooklyn, MI 49230
Walker Tavern will be offering a featured video as a virtual experience for Museum Day this year.
Ella Sharp Museum
3225 Fourth Street, Jackson, MI 49203
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
Lost Railway Museum
142 West Michigan Avenue, Grass Lake, MI 49240
205 Hanover Street, Concord, MI 49237
The Mann House will be offering a featured video as a virtual experience for Museum Day this year.
Tompkins Historical Stewart Museum
10138 Tompkins Road, Rives Junction, MI 49277
Tompkins Historical Steward Farm Museum will be providing a featured video as a virtual experience for Museum Day this year.
Waterloo Farm Museum and Dewey School Museum
13493 Waterloo Munith Road, Grass Lake, MI 49240
Ye Old Carriage Shop Auto Museum
3537 Henderson Road, Spring Arbor, MI 49283
The Hubbard Memorial Museum
317 Hanover Street, Concord, MI 49237
Michigan Military Heritage Museum
153 North Union St, Grass Lake, MI 49240
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
2021 Jackson County Museum Day is proudly promoted by participating museums, the Arts & Cultural Alliance of Jackson County, the Jackson District Library and Experience Jackson.