Community Events


Artist Lecture with Deb Hyde

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Departing Tradition: Art Quilts by Deb Hyde on exhibit in the Hurst Gallery, now–October 7, 2018  Join artist Deb Hyde as she explores the history of quilting in the United States through the lens of her small family collection of quilts and how that...

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Stroller Tours

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Enjoy an afternoon out with your child or grandchild! In this multigenerational tour of Ella Sharp’s Hillside Farmhouse, visitors will learn what it was like to raise a child in the late 1800s.  The tour will be followed by a make & take keepsake project. In the spirit of Ella’s hospitality, parents/guardians will be treated to...

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Quarantine: The 1918 Flu Pandemic

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In the last months of the war, a deadly virus began to spread around the world, killing more people than the war itself. Could it happen again? From 5:30- 7:30 PM. Michelle McClellan will offer a talk focusing on the pandemic that killed more people than the war itself. Michelle specializes in the history of American medicine and women...

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Movie on the Barn

Join us at the Ella Sharp Museum for a free screening of “Coco”, a story about “Day of the Dead" on Thursday, August 16, 2018 at 7:30 p.m. Please bring your own chairs or blankets, as the movie will be shown outdoors on the East Barn! Before the movie, visitors will get a sneak preview of our “Day...

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Movie on the Barn

Join us at the Ella Sharp Museum for a free screening of “Wonder Woman”, a story set in World War I. This event will take place on Thursday, July 26, 2018 at 7:30 p.m. Please bring your own chairs or blankets, as the movie will be shown outdoors on the East Barn! We invite visitors to tour our...

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Sugaring & Shearing

Welcome Spring at the Ella Sharp Museum’s annual Sugaring & Shearing festival, held on Sunday, March 31, 2019 from noon-4 p.m. Farm lane will be bustling with activities like sheep herding, sheep shearing, and traditional craftsmanship. Stop by the sugar bush for live sap-to-syrup demonstrations. All six galleries will be open with free admission, and all historical buildings...

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Fall Harvest

Takes place on Sunday, October 7, 2018 from noon-4 p.m. and celebrates harvest time with cider and donuts, period food demonstrations in Ella’s Farmhouse kitchen, pumpkin decorating, an antique tractor parade, farmers market, new exhibitions, art activities for children, and more.

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Ella's Patio Party

Please join us at Ella Sharp Museum for another season of Ella's Patio Parties with live music, appetizers from local favorites, and a cash bar. It's the perfect way to unwind on a summer evening with friends and family.  While you're here, you can explore the galleries to enjoy our rotating exhibits, stroll through our...

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Art, Beer, and Wine Festival presented by County National Bank

Art, Beer, and Wine Festival Breaks Records The 14th Annual Art, Beer, and Wine Festival was a Great Success 3225 Fourth Street, Jackson, MI– June 12, 2018 – Ella Sharp Museum welcomed a record-breaking crowd for the 14th annual Art, Beer, and Wine Festival presented by County National Bank. Almost six thousand people strolled through the museum campus enjoying great art, live music, delicious...

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