104 year old 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 & 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…
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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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Plymouth Ghost Hunters to Explore Hackett Building

Later this month, members of the Plymouth Ghost hunters will be exploring one of Jackson’s earliest industrial buildings. “The director of another historic site suggested I invite professional ghost hunters in to see if they pick up on…
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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…