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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 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 & 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…
Hackett Auto Museum Logo

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,”…

Events

Hackett Auto Museum Speaker Series - 2

Hackett Auto Museum to host “A Conversation with Steve Purdy”

The Hackett Auto Museum is pleased to announce the second event of its 2018-2019 speaker series – “A Conversation with Steve Purdy.” The museum will host two additional civic engagement events for the Jackson community later this winter…