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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…
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Hackett Auto Museum to Receive Intervention Funding

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The Hackett Auto Museum has been approved to receive a $15,000 “Intervention” loan from the Michigan Historic Preservation Network.Ted O’Dell, project leader and executive director of the museum said, “This funding will allow us…

Hackett Auto Museum Receives Federal Grant

The Hackett Auto Museum is receiving a $3,700 grant from the MotorCities National Heritage Area – an affiliate of the U.S. Park Service.Ted O’Dell, project leader and executive director of the museum said, “With these funds, we will…
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Hackett Auto Museum Connects with Lewis family Decedents

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The Internet can be a wonderful thing. Recently, I have been working to research and locate descendants of previous owners of the Hackett Automobile Company building. Through genealogy websites and research at the State of Michigan Library archives,…

The Hackett History Search Continues...

During a recent search into the history of the Hackett Motor Car Company and the building that use to house the business has relieved some interesting information.Founder and Executive Director, Ted O'Dell, has discovered the building…

Original Picture of Hackett Motorcar Company Unearthed

During a recent research session Ted O'Dell, Founder and Executive Director of Jackson, Michigan's new Hackett Auto Museum dug up an original picture of the soon to be museum in as it appeared in it's pre-prohibition heyday.While completing…

Help Raise the Roof!

Your financial help is needed to Raise the Roof on the historic Hackett!Recently, construction project team members were able to get their first good look at the roof atop the future Hackett Auto Museum.Ron Pawloski, Project Leader for…