Hackett Auto Museum

Hackett Auto Museum The Hackett Auto Museum is a historic site preservation project, and will be an interactive museum, car collectors showcase & public event venue.
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The museum building is scheduled to open in May of 2020. Scheduled to open May 2020. Working to preserve the historic Hackett Automotive factory building in Jackson, Michigan, once completed, the Hackett Auto Museum will be an interactive museum, car collectors showcase & public event venue. Hackett Auto Museum is owned by the Horace & Mabel Hackett Foundation, a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization, dedicated to the preservation of the Hackett Automobile Company building, the interpretation and celebration of South Central Michigan's automotive heritage and spirt of innovation. Building preservation and educational programming is funded by foundation grants, individual & corporate contributions, service groups, community volunteers & paid events. All donations to the Horace & Mabel Hackett Foundation are tax-deductible to the full extent permitted by law.

04/15/2020

Hello everyone:

I would like to share a quick update related to our temporary museum closure.

Because the Michigan “Stay at Home” order applies to our museum and many other businesses across the state, we can now confirm that we will be closed until at least Friday, May 1st. We will continue to keep an eye on new information and will be in touch with you as we learn more in terms of reopening our museum to employees and the public.

All of us at the Hackett Auto Museum have our eyes on when we can reopen. I am confident we will get through this together and we will be wiser and perhaps more compassionate as human beings.

As always, thank you for all you do for the Hackett Auto Museum. Your ongoing support of our vision and mission continue to be a great source of inspiration, especially in these difficult times, not only to me but also to all of our staff, dedicated volunteers and supporters.

If the resources we are providing and bringing to the historic site preservation realm, car loving and local history community are appreciated by you, please consider making a tax-free donation today, in any amount, to support our mission to save south central Michigan’s automobile and labor history.

Thank you, we look forward to seeing each of you in person again soon.

Ted O'Dell, Founder & Executive Director

04/06/2020
Hackett Auto Museum

SHORT STATEMENT ON AFFECTS OF COVID-19 AT THE HACKETT AUTO MUSEUM

At the Hackett Auto Museum, we are focused on saving south central Michigan’s automotive and worker history but, as we look for comfort and inspiration in these unsettled times, I am reminded that places can help sustain us as well.

With our museum closed and our staff working remotely in response to the corona virus, we’re realizing how historic places can provide critical ways for us to connect with each other and our shared history at a time when our other connections are so limited.

Using technology to experience a historic place can bring much needed escape and perspective. If you are looking for both diversion and inspiration, please take time to view the four short videos below about our museum. The historic Hackett Auto Museum building has an important story to share and we are working to bring it to the public in the most professional and educational manner possible.

Click the following links to view the videos.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QC-T_Cq4UQI

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qAVWsutWgsE

https://vimeo.com/341456220/a392a24f3e

https://www.experiencejackson.com/blog/the-hackett-auto-museum

Please connect with us on Facebook at “Hackett Auto Museum” and like our page if you have not already done so.

During this time, we are working to prototype and build a better online experience for our guests, we are also continuing to steward the many artifacts which have been placed in our care and getting them ready to welcome you back to the museum once this period of social distancing comes to an end.

In the days and weeks ahead, we will continue sharing stories, social media posts, and updates to connect with you about our important shared history.

Thank you for your continued support of the Hackett Auto Museum. We look forward to welcoming you back in the near future.

Sincerely,

Hackett Auto Museum Staff and Volunteers

Fresh & new large event venue hosed in a historically significant former automotive manufacturing facility in Jackson, Michigan. Hackett Auto Museum is owned...

03/16/2020

Temporary Closure

The Hackett Auto Museum has temporarily closed its building and suspended all upcoming programs, services and events effective March 13, to support the efforts to contain the spread of COVID-19.

Our staff began working remotely Friday, March 13th. During this time, please expect that any business you have with an employee will take place through electronic communications. Please watch for updates as we plan to announce next steps soon.

The Museum’s priority is to protect and support our visitors, staff, and volunteers. We believe that we must do all that we can to ensure a safe and healthy environment for our community, which at this time calls for us to minimize gatherings and practice social distancing.

We look forward to announcing soon when we’ll be able to welcome our staff and visitors back to the Museum.

Built in Jackson, Michigan. The building still stands one block east of the Hackett Auto Museum.America’s original car c...
02/11/2020
On this day in motoring - Wednesday 11th February 1953

Built in Jackson, Michigan. The building still stands one block east of the Hackett Auto Museum.

America’s original car capital-The Hackett Auto Museum is the only existing site in the world were all three varieties of vehicles: STEAM, ELECTRIC and GASOLINE powered vehicles were made.

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Production prototypes of the Kaiser Darrin - “The Sports Car The World Has Been Awaiting” - went on display. Powered by a 90 hp 2.6 litre 6 cylinder engine, the Kaiser-Darrin was created to compete with Chevrolet's Corvette. Styled by Howard 'Dutch' Darrin, who had also designed for Packard and ...

Hackett Auto Museum T-shirts Now Available
01/14/2020
Hackett Auto Museum T-shirts Now Available

Hackett Auto Museum T-shirts Now Available

NEW ITEM NOW IN STOCK Show your support for the Hackett Auto Museum with one of our colorful cotton T-shirts MADE FROM 100% MACHINE WASHABLE QUALITY COTTON Colors and sizes for the whole family ranging from Children's small to Adult 5XL Available on our website: www.hackett-auto-museum.org WHILE SUP...

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Scheduled to open May 2020! Preserving the historic Hackett Automotive assembly plant in Jackson, Michigan.

The Hackett Auto Museum is historic site preservation project that will consist of an interactive museum, car collectors showcase & event venue space.

Hackett Auto Museum is owned by the Horace & Mabel Hackett Foundation, a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization, dedicated to the preservation of the Hackett Automobile Company building, the interpretation and celebration of South Central Michigan’s automotive heritage and spirt of innovation.

It is funded by foundation grants, individual & corporate contributions, service groups & events. All donations to the museum and the Horace & Mabel Hackett Foundation are tax-deductible to the full extent permitted by law.

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