Featured Events

Upcoming Events and Classes

JCMHS Speaker Series

Wednesday, April 17, 2024

Join the Ella Sharp Museum and the Jackson County Michigan Historical Society as we launch a 2023-2024 Speaker Series on Jackson History. This free lecture series is a great way to foster a deeper understanding of Jackson County history! The Jackson County Michigan Historical Society was founded in 2020 as a not-for-profit, private educational organization dedicated to perpetuating Jackson County’s history. This series is best suited for adults and children 12 years and up. Lectures are held at the Ella Sharp Museum from 6:00pm to 8:30pm.

Collections Behind the Scenes: Members Tour at the Ella Sharp Museum

One Thursday Every Month in 2024
Next Date: April 18

The Ella Sharp Museum currently houses tens of thousands of objects and documents from throughout Jackson’s history. We are excited to offer you, our members, the chance to tour our hidden collections spaces alongside our curatorial team. Join us for a members-only evening behind the scenes, and glimpse what makes our exhibits tick. The tour will be followed by an open discussion with our curators, including a cash bar with one complementary drink.

Food Truck Wednesdays

Every Other Wednesday Through September 11th
Next Date: April 24

Join us for Food Truck Wednesdays at Ella Sharp Museum. Food trucks will be parked on farm lane, and the granary patio will be open for seating. We look forward to seeing everyone there!

Independent Studio for Advanced Ceramics Artists

May 1 – 31, 2024

Join the Ella Sharp Museum for Independent Studio, to utilize our ceramics studios and equipment to work on their own on select days. Independent Studio is currently available from 12:00pm to 4:00pm Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays.

Adult Prom Night

Saturday, May 25, 2024

Join us for a night full of fun, music, drinks and a chance to dress up and enjoy a night out. The night will include 1 drink ticket per person, cash bar, desert, wine pull fundraiser, raffles, and best dressed award!

Ella Sharp Museum 19th Annual Art, Beer & Wine Festival

Saturday, June 8, 2024

Join your friends (and make new ones) at Ella Sharp Museum’s 19th annual Art, Beer & Wine Festival presented by County National Bank. A favorite community tradition, we’ll showcase many of Michigan’s best wineries, breweries, cider mills and artists. Guests also will enjoy a tasty line-up of food vendors and trucks along with live music throughout the grounds and in our historic Hillside Farm Lane courtyard for a perfect summer day.