Event Center

event center

The Event Center is located in Heritage Park which is adjacent to the Museum grounds. It hosts many Society sponsored events as well as being available for rental by outside groups. The building consists of a 47 feet x 60 feet Great Room, a 20 feet x 36 feet Meeting Room, a kitchen, restrooms, and a loft area (currently being used for museum storage.)

Society Events

2019 Events (not listed with discussions on other pages)

  • Park and Ground Work Bees - 3rd Saturday of the Month
  • Museum Cleaning - April 10, 11
  • Jackson County Museum Day - May 11
  • Jackson Learning Fair - July 11, 12
  • Annual Harvest Home and Garden Luncheon - September 14
  • Pancake Breakfast - October TBA
  • Christmas Open House - December 1

2019 Annual Business and Dinner Meeting - January 24
Social Hour at 6:00 - Dinner at 6:30
Program: TBA
Election of Officers
Auction with Dave Green

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Bluegrass Bonanza

Bluegrass at the evnet center

The Society sponsors several Jam Sessions for bluegrass bands and musicians from the southern Michigan area. Admission is by donation. Concessions are available. The event starts at 7:00 pm and lasts a few hours (no later than 11:00 pm.)


  • January 19
  • February 16
  • March 16
  • April 20
  • October 26
  • November 16
  • December 14

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Community Potlucks

Community Potlucks are held once a month on a Friday evening. The potlucks are open to community residents and friends. Come at 6:00 pm, eat at 6:30 pm. Bring your place-setting and a passing dish to serve 8. Coffee and tap water are provided. Bottled water and soda may be purchased for $1.00


  • January 18
  • February 15
  • March 15
  • April 26
  • May 17
  • June 17
  • July 19
  • August 23
  • September 20
  • October 25
  • November 15
  • December 20

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Rental of Event Center

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Great Room

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Great Room

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Meeting Room

General Information

Great Room: Capacity 194, Size 47' x 60'
Meeting Room: Capacity 46, Size 20' x 36'

Fees: Entire building - 4 hrs. for $300, + $50 each additional hour
Meeting Room - 2 hrs. for $50 + $25 each additional hour

Event Center rental rates also include use of the kitchen, a non-charged time of 2 hours for decorating, and a non-charged time of 1 hour to clean-up.

A $50.00 deposit is required and is applied to the rental fee.

There is a No Smoking Policy for inside the building and a "No Alcohol" policy for anywhere on the Society's grounds.

Contact Jim Allen at 517.563.9135 or the Society's office at 517.563.8927 or email us for more information.

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