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.

Patio Parties

Next Patio Party: July 1

Join us for select Thursday evenings during the summer for live music, food, and beverages on Farm Lane.

Wildlife Wednesdays

Wednesdays from June 16 – July 21

Join Ella Sharp Museum and Michigan Avian Experience as we explore birds native to our region. Utilizing live birds and pieces from our collection of wildlife art, visitors will have an opportunity for a personal encounter with a different species of bird each week.

Apollo 21 & Over: Trivia Night

NEW DATE: July 17 @ 6:00pm

Grab your crew for an evening of Lunar trivia at the Hurst Planetarium! This one-of-a-kind trivia will take you along a new mission to the moon with a team of your choosing. Can you make it to the Moon and back with your brain?

Toddler Tour: Planetarium

July 25 @ 11:00am

It’s never too early to start bringing your future astronaut to planetariums! Inspired by the Apollo Missions, this tour is all about the moon! This experience is specially designed for ages 2-5. The program is approximately 45 minutes in duration and capacity is limited. Pre-registration required.

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.

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.