In its first year as organizer of Jackson County’s Museum Day, the Arts & Cultural Alliance of Jackson County doubled attendance at many local museums, in its partnership with Experience Jackson.
Nearly 3,500 art and culture appreciators visited museums from across the county on May 11, an increase from 1,600 visitors at last year’s Museum Day activities. In 2017, 1,800 visitors participated in Museum Day.
"We have a strong and diverse set of local museums in Jackson County," says Lori Gordon, ACAJC chair. "We are so proud to have put extra promotional effort into this year’s event, and we saw that extra effort pay off."
Participating museums included:
Mann House (Concord)
Cambridge Junction Historic State Park and Walker Tavern (Brooklyn)
Ye Old Carriage Shop Auto Museum (Spring Arbor)
Waterloo Farm Museum and Dewey School Museum (Grass Lake)
Hanover-Horton Historical Society (Hanover)
Tompkins Historical Stewart Museum (Rives Junction)
Cell Block 7 Prison Museum (Jackson)
Lost Railway Museum (Grass Lake)
Ella Sharp Museum (Jackson)
Experience Jackson, the organization previously and solely responsible for Museum Day, assisted ACAJC with this year’s marketing efforts, including hosting event details on its website.