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Hackett Auto Museum Partners with AmazonSmile

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The Hackett Auto Museum announced today it has partnered with AmazonSmile. An online shopping option which allows shoppers to make charitable donations to their favorite non-profit organizations....
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Consumers Energy Awards Hackett Auto Museum EV Charging Station

The Hackett Auto Museum has been awarded one of only three electric vehicle-charging stations in Jackson through a new Consumers Energy rebate program. “We are excited to see the strong response from business owners and community leaders to meet the needs of a new wave of electric vehicles on Michigan’s roads,” said Brian Rich, Consumers Energy’s senior vice president...
104 year old Ford Model T car donated to the Hackett Auto Museum

Hackett Auto Museum launches “Two Minutes with Ted” Video Series

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The Hackett Auto Museum announced the launch of its new video series “2 Minutes with Ted” today. The series, hosted by museum Founder and Executive Director Ted O’Dell, consists of short educational videos that focus on a specific historical…
Jim Hinckley - 1st speaker in Hackett Auto Museum Speaker Series

Hackett Auto Museum's 1st Speaker Series Recap

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Recently, the Hackett Auto Museum launched the inaugural season of its' speaker series. Our first guest speaker was Jackson native, Mr. Jim Hinckley, now a resident of Kingman Arizona. Jim is the former Associate Editor of Cars N' Parts Magazine,…
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…
Hackett Auto Museum building genealogy

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 & Sons Manufacturers of Sash, Doors…

Hard Hats & Hot Dogs Open house Recap

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Last Saturday more than 65 supporters braved the rain in the heart of Jackson’s industrial center to visit and tour the original Hackett Auto Manufacturing Building prior to the launch of our construction efforts. Our “Hard Hats and Hot…

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…