Jackson, Michigan (PRWEB) September 09, 2017
Experience Jackson is excited to announce that participating museums throughout Jackson County will be offering admission to the public at no cost in honor of 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 ExperienceJackson.com/MuseumDay.
“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 complimentary 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 city’s architecture, see steam engines and other farm equipment in action, and discover Jackson’s history. Learn more at ExperienceJackson.com/MuseumDay.
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 ExperienceJackson.com.
For interviews or questions, please contact Jennifer Cronkhite via phone at (517) 764-4440, or by email at Jennifer(at)ExperienceJackson(dot)com.