Your continuous support makes it possible to provide opportunities for everyone to explore, engage in, and enjoy history and the arts. Each donation matters, big or small, and can be made individually, in honor of someone, or in memory of a loved one.


Let us help you plan your yearly giving. Donors can sign up to receive annual reminders about how you can donate to the Ella each year. Contact us today!

Valerie Herr
Director of External Affairs, 517-905-7021



The Ella Sharp Museum has a collection of objects that help to preserve Jackson’s history and create fabulous exhibitions. The collection is never complete and is constantly growing. If you’re interested in donating an object to the collection, visit the Collections Page.



The Ella Sharp Museum is pleased to support non-profit organizations and schools in Jackson, Hillsdale, and Lenawee counties with a donation of a free family membership (valued at $100). Due to the large number of requests, we cannot honor every request. Please click the button below to fill out your organizations donation request.


When you shop Amazon Smile, Amazon gives to the Ella Sharp Museum Association of Jackson.

It’s as easy as clicking the link and choosing Ella Sharp Museum as your charitable organization. Amazon donates 0.5% of the price of eligible purchases to the charities selected by customers.



Stay connected year-round! The Ella hosts two community festivals and a variety of special events; presents 10 – 20 original and traveling exhibits; and delivers more than 50 unique educational programs to visitors of all ages. You can be the first to know what’s happening daily at the Ella! Find us on Facebook, Instagram, and sign up for our bi-monthly newsletter below!

Ella Sharp Museum is home to a Little Free Library. Anyone may take a book or bring a book to share. Donate your gently used books today to our library that exists just outside the museum.

Ella Sharp Museum Association of Jackson is a 501(c)(3).

Contributions to Ella Sharp Museum are tax-deductible to the extent allowed by law.