Some mannequins have now donned coats, fur stoles, and capes for the colder weather. They have been placed in various and surprising places throughout the museum. Thanks to Faye Williamson and Bonnie Coffel for the care, creativity and hard work displaying our clothing items.
JCHS Board Member Blake Watson has been hard at work preparing new displays in the museum. There are displays about the Robert Guy Ayers Post 211 of the American Legion.
The Robert Guy Ayers Post 211 of the American Legion is celebrating its 100th Year Anniversary. This display features artifacts which are on temporary display to the museum from Post 211. Thanks to Butch Micheau and Mike McBride for their help with this display.
Robert Guy Ayers was born in Jay County to Edward and Emma (Steed) Ayers on September 20, 1887. He was a machinist by trade and entered to serve in the U.S. Military on April 26, 1918, at Portland. He was sent to Camp Taylor Kentucky, where he embarked overseas in June 1918, and was assigned to Company ‘G’ 6th Engineers. As a World War 1 soldier, he fought at Verdun, Meuse-Argonne, and Montfaucon. Ayers was mortally wounded by a German prisoner on November 7, 1918, while he was on guard duty.
Along with photographs and artifacts, a Trivia Challenge is included with this display. Come in and test your knowledge of our local American Legion.
Be sure to check out all our new displays when in the museum.
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