Items in a display about the “End of an Era” for March Supermarkets have been changed. Wilmer Marsh began in the grocery business when he opened a store in Salem, a Jay County community just north of the Randolph County line, in 1925. The store was in the former Morehouse Brothers General Merchandise building.
Spring has sprung in our clothing area as items for warmer weather have replaced winter attire.
A display that is not new to the museum, but sometimes missed in the corner of our Medical Room, is an iron lung. This machine kept many people alive during the polio epidemic which swept through Jay County in the late 1940’s and early 1950’s.
Several model cars are on displays as part of a collection from the late Ralph May. Others will be put out at a later date.
Several pieces of artwork by the late Harry J. Loenard and his daughter-in-law, Vickie Odle Leonard, remain on display at the museum.
Among pictures by former Jay County photographers which are on display are those done by J.C. Clapp of The Challenge Art Gallery and Pennville photographers Grabill and Gilman.
Several item from the former Pennville Elementary School continue to be on display.
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