Featured Events

Featured Events

Summer Ceramics

Summer Ceramics registration open all summer (First Session begins June 22)

Try something new or continue your creativity during our summer ceramic workshops. Students must register for at least 2 classes (minimum) on two different weeks during the summer.

Apollo 15 50th Anniversary: A Celebration of Astronaut Al Worden

July 31

50 years ago Apollo 15 took 3 astronauts to the Moon, including Jackson native Al Worden. This mission explored new parts of the Moon never seen before and performed experiments that helped further lunar science and knowledge. Join us for a one-of-a-kind planetarium show experience to our nearest celestial neighbor through the eyes of a local hero. As part of the celebration, visitors will also enjoy hands-on activities, and more!

Art, Beer, and Wine Festival

August 7 at Ella Sharp Museum

Join Ella Sharp Museum for the annual Art, Beer, & Wine Festival presented by County National Bank.

This year’s festival will feature Michigan wineries, breweries, cider mills, and artists. The museum will also host food vendors and live music on the grounds and within the courtyard of the museum’s historic Hillside Farm Lane.

Toddler Tour: Barns

August 15 @ 11:00am

It’s never too early to start visiting museums! Bring the little ones for a tour of our barns exhibit and accompanying activities and art project.

Explore the Night: Night Hike & Guided Telescope Observing

Select Thursdays in 2021
Next Date: August 26

Let’s explore and use our night senses! Join Ella Sharp Museum and the Dahlem Center for a wonderful night under the stars.

Farm to Table

September 10 @ 5:00pm

Ella Sharp Museum invites you to attend our first annual Farm to Table event. This evening will feature small plates from local farmers and businesses. We will honor Ella and John Sharp successful farm and our local farmers. Special features will include cheese, Ella Beer, local breads, meats and produce. Stroll up and down our historic Farm Lane and meet the people behind the food while hearing tales of the Sharp farm. In the event of inclement weather, this event will be held inside the Ella Sharp Museum. Presented by Lammers Heating & Air Conditioning.

A Walk Through Jackson’s Past

October 3

Please join us for a guided tour through Jackson’s oldest cemetery, Mt. Evergreen Cemetery. You will hear about some of Jackson’s famous families and their stories including Ella Merriman Sharp, Austin Blair, William Sparks and  families such as Col. Christian Rath, Dr. Ira C. Backus and Lucy Thurman.

Virtual Night Sky Tours

Date & Time By Request

Experience the night sky from the comfort of your home or back yard! Ella Sharp Museum is offering virtual night sky tours. These tours will show you what’s currently in your night sky, when to look for it, and the easiest ways to observe. This is perfect for at home birthdays or any special occasion. Programming will be personalized for the guest of honor.