104 year old Ford Model T car donated to the Hackett Auto Museum

104 Year Old Car Joining Hackett Auto Museum Collection

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On August 28th the Hackett Auto Museum received another automobile for its collection. The 1914 Ford model T touring has been placed on long term loan and will become a permanent part of the Hackett Auto Museum collection.This 104 your old…

Hackett Auto Museum wins Automotive Heritage Journalism Award

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Yesterday, the Hackett Auto Museum received a first-place award for Best Facility Story at the Automotive Heritage Journalism Awards. The museum’s video featuring the history and planned preservation of the Hackett building was nominated…
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Hackett Building Genealogy

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Ted O’Dell, Founder & Executive Director July 10, 2018 Hackett Building Genealogy Source material, Polk Directories, State of Michigan Library at Lansing  1886 - 1903 - S. Heyser & SonsManufacturers of Sash, Doors…

You’re an Auto Museum, What’s With the Light?

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Ever wonder why the Hackett Auto Museum has a light fixture for it’s logo? Well, as I was brainstorming with my good friend Tracey “the promo Queen” McClure of the Albrecht company; she and I were discussing how the logo, whatever it was…

Hackett Auto Museum Excites as History is Unveiled

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Recently, my telephone rang - when I answered, the voice on the other end of the line said “Benjamin Briscoe was my great-grandfather. What do you want to know?” I could hardly believe it!Since the inception and launch of the Hackett…
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Project Money Invested to Date

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The Hackett Auto Museum is off to a roaring start! Since its inception a little more than two years ago the project has garnered nearly $175,000 in support of its $1.4 million dollar goal.“Fundraising started in earnest this past December,”…
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Patron Gifts 'Fundraiser' to Local Museum

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One of Jackson’s newest coming attractions the Hackett Auto Museum, recently received a big fundraising surprise. The museum will receive the talent of a professional fundraiser for the next twelve months, at no cost to the museum.“We…
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Jackson Banker Joins Hackett Auto Museum Board

The Hackett Auto Museum announced the selection of a new member to its Executive Advisory Committee. Joining the museum’s advisory board is Mr. Ed Konrad, of Jackson.Mr. Konrad is an avid student of history and a member of the collector…
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Preservation Funding to Boost Hackett Auto Museum

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The Hackett Auto Museum will receive $50,000 in loan funding for predevelopment expenses from the Michigan Historic Preservation Network.Ted O’Dell, executive director of the museum said, “This crucial funding will allow us to move the…
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Hackett Foundation Listed with Dunn and Bradstreet

The Horace & Mabel Hackett Foundation has recently received one of the most recognizable and widely used numbers for identifying businesses in the United States. The Dunn and Bradstreet Data Universal Numbering System or “D-U-N-S” number…