Featured Events

Featured Events

First Friday: Guest Lecture in the Hurst Planetarium

Friday, December 6
$10 per person or 2 for $15

Join Zachary Constan of the National Superconducting Cyclotron Laboratory on a virtual tour of this Michigan facility where scientists study the inner workings of atoms. This event is part of our ‘First Fridays’ series. In 2019 experience the Ella Sharp Museum, Cell Block 7, and Peter F. Hurst Planetarium in new and exciting ways. Starting in March, every first Friday of the month will feature a unique event highlighting a special part of the museum in a different way.

Art, Beer, and Wine Festival

Saturday, June 13, 2020

The Art, Beer, & Wine Festival, the museum’s signature event, showcases the many talented artists, musicians, wineries, breweries and local businesses available here in Michigan. Every year, the museum hosts over 40 local wineries / breweries / cider mills / distilleries, 50+ artists, 15 food vendors, and nearly 6,000 guests! Festival goers enjoy live music and artist booths nestled on the grounds of the Ella Sharp Museum and within the courtyard of the museum’s historic Hillside Farm Lane. All proceeds from the festival (including bottle wine and beer sales) benefit Museum programming.