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One of several vehicles manufactured in Jackson housed at Ye Olde Carriage Shop, the 1909 Jackson, will be on view at Museum Day.  JTV file photo.

(March 23, 2021 10:54 AM) Experience Jackson announced today the return of Museum Day for 2021.  On Saturday, May 8th from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., ten participating Jackson County museums will be open to the public free of charge. 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, Experience Jackson says 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 COVID, 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.


2021 Museum Day Participants:


Cambridge Junction Historic State Park and Walker Tavern Historic Site

1322 M-50, Brooklyn, MI 49230


Ella Sharp Museum

3225 Fourth Street, Jackson, MI 49203


Hanover-Horton Area Historical Society
105 Fairview Street, Hanover, MI 49210


Lost Railway Museum

142 West Michigan Avenue, Grass Lake, MI 49240


Mann House

205 Hanover Street, Concord, MI 49237


Tompkins Historical Stewart Museum

10138 Tompkins Road, Rives Junction, MI 49277


Waterloo Farm Museum

13493 Waterloo Munith Road, Grass Lake, MI 49240


Dewey School Museum

Three miles north of the Waterloo Farm Museum


Ye Ole Carriage Shop Auto Museum

3537 Henderson Road, Spring Arbor, MI 49283


Hubbard Memorial Museum

317 Hanover Street, Concord, MI 49237


Michigan Military Heritage Museum

153 North Union Street, Grass Lake, MI 49240

For more information, please visit www.ExperienceJackson.com/MuseumDay. Museum Day is promoted by the Arts & Cultural Alliance of Jackson County, Experience Jackson and participating museums.

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