Welcome

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


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

Fall Harvest Festival

Join the Ella Sharp Museum for the annual Fall Harvest Festival, Sunday, October 2nd from noon until 4 p.m. The museum grounds will be busy with many more fun fall-themed activities. Watch traditional craftsmanship demonstrations, such as blacksmithing, and candle-dipping. Step back in time as you tour through the museum’s historic buildings including Ella’s Hillside Farmhouse, and the Dibble One-Room Schoolhouse. Admission to Fall Harvest is free with nominal fees for food and activities.

Events

Classes

Exhibits