Hackett Founder Tours the Competition

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Founder and Executive Director of the new Hackett Auto Museum, Ted O'Dell, recently toured the Lost Railway Museum in Grass Lake. The relatively new museum was created to tell the story of Michigan's "Lost Railway" meaning the Inter-Urban…

MotorCities Committee to Tour Hackett Building

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At a recent meeting of the Lansing based stewardship committee of the MotorCities National Heritage Area, it was decided that the committee will be making an official tour of Jackson, Michigan’s new Hackett Auto Museum.Ted O’Dell, Managing…

General Contractors Hired for Jackson's Hackett Project

The Lansing based contracting firm of Kincaid-Henry has recently been hired to oversee the creation of Jackson, Michigan’s new Hackett Auto Museum.“There was no doubt in my mind that Kincaid-Henry had to be the contractors for this important…

Hackett Founders featured on The Bart Hawley show "Jackson Today"

Late December 2017, the Chairwomen and Managing Trustee of the Horace & Mabel Hackett Foundation appeared on the Bart Hawley television show “Jackson Today”. Their appearance was to announce and promote the foundations project aimed…

Former Hackett Auto Company Building Purchased

The Horace and Mabel Hackett Foundation are pleased to announce the purchase of the building that will house the new HACKETT AUTO MUSEUM was recently purchased.The building that formerly housed the Hackett Motorcar Company (1916-1919) and…

Research on Hackett Building continues

The rich automotive heritage and historical significance of the former Hackett automobile company building continues to come to light.Recently Dean M. Nelson, author of the extensive book about Jackson’s early automotive industry leader,…

Hackett Auto Museum hits front page of local daily newspaper, Jackson Citizen Patriot

This past Sunday, The nearly year and a half planning process and vision of Ted O’Dell, developer and historic site preservationist, was published as the lead story of Jackson Michigan’s local daily newspaper. On a unique note, the…

Tuesdays at 10 with Ted O'Dell

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If you would like to see the inside of the future Hackett Auto Museum before construction begins, write a story, do a photo shoot or are simply just curious, weekly tours are available.Tuesday’s at 10 with Ted is a standing event for the…

Jackson Chamber of Commerce Members Tour Hackett Auto Museum

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Earlier last week more than 30 members of the Jackson Chamber of Commerce toured the site of the future Hackett Auto Museum. “Tuesday’s at 10 with Ted” is a standing opportunity for members of the public to get a sneak peek behind the…
1913 Cartercar donated to Hackett Auto Museum

Rare 1913 Cartercar Donated to Hackett Auto Museum

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Recently, the Hackett Auto Museum was the recipient of a very rare 1913 Cartercar. This particular car is one of only twenty five known to exist. The 1913 Cartercar is  on long-term loan to the Hackett Auto Museum courtesy of Mr. Camiel Thorrez.…