Jackson County Museum Day means free admission

LANSING, Mich. — State Sen. Mike Shirkey on Thursday discussed the first-ever Jackson County Museum Day on Saturday, Sept. 16, where participating museums open for free.

“The County Museum Day next week gives you a great way to explore key Jackson museums,” said Shirkey, R-Clarklake. “From rail history and military heritage to art history and more, there’s bound to be something for you. It’s an awesome opportunity!”

Eleven locations around Jackson County will open to the public free of charge for Jackson County Museum Day on Sept. 16 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Some museums will offer open-house receptions and self-guided tours; others are hosting festivals, child-friendly activities, historical demonstrations and guided tours.

The locations participating in Jackson County Museum Day are:
• Cell Block 7 Prison Museum
• Coe House Museum
• Ella Sharp Museum
• Hanover-Horton Area Historical Society
• Lost Railway Museum
• Mann House
• Michigan Military Heritage Museum
• Tompkins Historical Stewart Museum
• Waterloo Farm Museum and Dewey School Museum
• Ye Ole Carriage Shop
• The ’20s Roar into Jackson

For more information on Jackson County Museum Day, visit ExperienceJackson.com/MuseumDay.