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Welcome to the Ella Sharp Museum!

The Ella Sharp Museum opened in 1965 in the 19th century home of Ella Merriman-Sharp. Ella willed her 530 acre property to the city of Jackson in 1912, with the understanding that a park and museum be developed for all to enjoy.

The Hadwin Center connects seven galleries, which feature changing exhibits of art and Jackson history, hands-on children’s activities in the galleries, and the Friends’ Gift Shop. In addition to touring the elegantly furnished Victorian home, visitors to the Museum may visit a one-room schoolhouse, an authentic log cabin and other historical buildings.

Hours

Sunday


noon-5 p.m.

Monday


CLOSED

Tuesday


10:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.

Wednesday


10:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.

Thursday


10:00 a.m.-7:00 p.m.

Friday


10:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.

Saturday


10:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.

Admission

Galleries


Adults by donation
Children 5-12 years old by donation
Under 5 years by donation

House Tours at 11 a.m. & 2 p.m.


Adults $3.00
Children 5-12 years old $2.00
Under 5 years free

Tracy Tuesdays

This tour of the Merriman-Sharp Farmhouse brings to life Tracy Merriman, Ella Sharp’s younger brother. From 1876 until 1879, Tracy recorded his thoughts in a simple notebook. Tracy’s descriptions of family time, everyday chores, traveling, social gatherings, and drama in romantic relationships will be illuminated through 19th-century objects and photographs. Visitors will get a glimpse into the days of a young man living in Victorian-era Jackson.

Events

Classes

Exhibits