MotorCities National Heritage Area

The Hackett Automobile Museum: A History

Additional Info

  • Event Title: The Hackett Automobile Museum: A History
  • Event Date(s): Sunday, February 9, 2020 3 - 4:30 p.m.
  • Event Location: Gilmore Car Museum, Hickory Corners
  • Event Description: Ted O'Dell, Founder & Executive Director, shares the under-told story of Jackson, Michigan -- America’s Original Car Capital. In an age where many car museums are going out of business, the Hackett Auto Museum is a new museum and event venue being created in Jackson. Onetime home to a documented 33 car manufacturers, this presentation will give the viewer an understanding of the vision and passion behind the creation of the “Hackett Auto Museum” its preservation, restoration and the history. The presentation will share some basic information about early industrialist and automotive titans Charles H. Lewis, Benjamin Briscoe, Byron J. Carter, Horace Mansell Hackett and the men behind the marketing and manufacturing of many of the now orphaned automobiles to come out of Jackson. Admission is included in general admission and just $5/person if you're only coming to take in the lecture.