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, the website calendar, 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.

Sugar & Shearing Festival
Welcome Spring at the Ella Sharp Museum’s annual Sugaring & Shearing festival. 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 Festival
The 11th annual Art, Beer & Wine Festival will be held on 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 Cemetery Walk
Will take a journey through the historic Mount Evergreen Cemetery and hear the stories of some of Jackson’s soldiers from the Civil War!

Fall Harvest Festival
Takes place on Sunday, October 5th, 2014 and celebrates harvest time with cider and donuts, period foodways demonstrations in Ella’s Farmhouse kitchen, pumpkin painting, antique tractor parade, farmers market, new exhibitions, art activities for children, and the Museum’s birthday.

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Christmas Open House
This free festival includes a self-guided tour of historic buildings. Discover the historic buildings of Ella’s Farm Lane decorated for the holidays as reenactors bring each building to life. Then warm-up with hot beverages and soup!

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