Support the Summer Night Tree Restoration Project

Help assure that the Summer Night Tree sculpture will be here for generations to come. The Jackson Public Arts Commission is seeking to restore the sculpture to Louise Nevelson’s original specifications this Spring. 


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