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Jackson County Museum Day

Experience Jackson is excited to announce that participating museums throughout Jackson County will be open to the public free of charge for Jackson County Museum Day on September 16 from 10 AM to 4 PM. Some locations will keep it low-key with an “open-house style” reception and self-guided tours while others are hosting festivals, child-friendly activities, historical demonstrations and providing guided tours. There will be 11 participating locations around Jackson County; a list of the museums and what they will be offering can be found at

“Ella Sharp Museum and Cell Block 7 staff can’t wait to welcome visitors to Jackson’s first ever Museum Day. We loved collaborating with other Jackson County museums on developing this special event. Working together, and with Experience Jackson, means we can share our museum stories more widely than any of us could alone.” – Diane Gutenkauf, Ella Sharp Museum


“A 'Day' dedicated to all of Jackson County’s museums is an opportunity of a lifetime for busy families. The variety of museums participating in Jackson County Museum Day is so wonderfully broad that you can travel decades in time in just a matter of miles and hours and never leave Jackson County. The fact that all the museums have generously offered activities, food, and free admission is better than a trip to the movies for a family of four!” – Laurie Perkins, The Mann House


"The collaborative marketing efforts done by Experience Jackson to promote Museum Day are instrumental to the success of many local nonprofit museums since most of us do not have large marketing budgets to do social media, website pages, print brochures and local advertising individually. These efforts allow Experience Jackson to create a weekend experience to promote to visitors of Jackson County…. we are hopeful to have an array of attendees to the museum who are local or who are from out of town… we have a replica interurban railcar #47 on display that will be an ever-changing exhibit through its restoration. We will also be gaining Interurban Car #29 on September 30th.” - Angela Machnik, The Lost Railway Museum


On September 16th visitors and locals will be able to explore Jackson County Museums, tour the downtown and learn about the cities architecture, see steam engines and other farm equipment in action, and discover Jackson’s history. Learn more at


About Experience Jackson

The mission of the Jackson County Visitors Bureau (DBA Experience Jackson) is to promote Jackson County and its attributes to individual visitors and groups as a unique, affordable and attractive place to vacation, host an event or conduct a tour. Learn more


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