FESTIVALS

ONGOING PROGRAMS

Museum Lecture series, Curator Chats & Gallery Walks on a variety of topics and exhibits are given throughout the year and are announced through Museum publications, and in the media. Admission varies with museum members given a discounted or free admission.

Tours of Ella’s Hillside Farmhouse for adult or student groups may be arranged by contacting the Museum. “Add ons” include slide presentations and “make & take” projects.

Sugaring & Shearing

Welcome Spring at the Ella Sharp Museum’s annual Sugaring & Shearing festival. Next year’s festival will be held on Sunday, March 29 from noon-4 p.m. Farm lane will be bustling with activities like Puddingstone Farm’s petting zoo, sheep shearing, and traditional craftsmanship. Stop by the sugar bush for live sap-to-syrup demonstrations. All six galleries will be open with free admission, and all historical buildings will be open to visitors.

To find out more information about the festival or how you can help call 517-787-2320!

Did you know that a professional shearer can shear a sheep in less than 2 minutes? The world record for shearing sheep is 839 lambs in 9 hours, by Rodney Sutton of New Zealand.

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Art, Beer & Wine

The 11th annual Art, Beer & Wine Festival will be held on Saturday, June 6th, 2015 from noon-6 p.m.! This day is a day of sampling area vintner’s wines and craft beer, purchasing creative work of regional artists and much more, all on the beautiful grounds of the museum campus.

To find out more information about the festival or how you can help call 517-787-2320 or email Kyle Liechty at kylel@ellasharp.org!

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Speaking with Spirits: the Ella’s Cemetery Walk

This is a guided walking tour through a portion of Maple Grove Cemetery in Concord. The group will be led to gravesites where they will listen to stories told in the first person by reenactors.

Saturday, Sept 13 at 1 p.m.

Cost $12 / Members $10
Call the museum at 517-787-2320 to reserve your spot!

Fall Harvest

Takes place on Sunday, October 5th, from noon-4 p.m. and celebrates harvest time with cider and donuts, period foodways demonstrations in Ella’s Farmhouse kitchen, pumpkin decorating, an antique tractor parade, farmers market, new exhibitions, art activities for children, and more. This year’s festival will kickoff the 50th Anniversary of the museum!

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Winter Festival

The Winter Festival will take place on Sunday, December 7 from noon-4 p.m. This free festival includes a self-guided tour of historic buildings, crafts in the community room, free entrance into our galleries, and more!

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Christmas at Hillside

Thursday, December 18, more information to follow.

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