The 17th Annual Heritage Festival will Read More
honor our county as the “ Only JAY in the
USA ” during this year’s event. We will be
celebrating those things that have made Jay
County what we know it as today. The festival
will be held on the museum ...
The Portland Foundation recently awarded Read More
more than $370,000 to local organizations and
individuals in the form of grants and scholarships.
The Jay County Historical Society was
awarded two grants during this cycle, both of
which will be paid from unrestricted funds held
by the foundation.
A grant in the amount of $6,000 is to ...
We need your help in solving a Read More
mystery at the museum. A box of
books, many of them scrapbooks, was
recently left outside our front door.
The only identification with the box is
the name of Alma Fleming which is
written in each of the books.
Since Ms. Fleming, a former Portland
businesswoman, is deceased, we
are relatively certain she ...
Saturday, September 28
11 AM- 6 PM
Schedule of Stage Events
12:00 Jay Community Band
1:15 Jay Community Band
2:30 The Cross Connections (Southern Gospel Group)
3:45 George Lopez
Hams & Beans w/cornbread ...
Board member Claudia Jones and her sister, Margie DeVoss, volunteered several hours to paint the walls of the restrooms. The installation of taller toilets in these restrooms were installed, making them easier for our "senior" guests to use. Claudia also arranged for the installation of a new floor covering as well as adding some decorative touches to the ...
A showcase in front of the corner grocery store display at the museum now contains political memorabilia from the national, state, and local levels.
Thank you to all who have donated toward the purchase of the property on East Water Street, directly across the alley from the Gilpin Annex. It will be used for storage of items related to Jay County's heritage and will also provide additional parking.
We are still accepting donations, large or small, toward the $97,000 purchase price for this ...
Jay County was organized in 1836 and was named in honor of John Jay, the first Chief Justice of the United Stated Supreme Court. Our county is the only Jay County in the United States.
The committee planning the 17th Annual Heritage Festival, which will be held on Saturday and Sunday, September 28 and 29, has chosen to honor our country as the ...
Show your pride for Jay County throughout the summer and at our Heritage Festival in September. Get your "Only Jay in the USA" shirt now!
Jay County was named after John Jay, the first Chief Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court. To publicize that we are the only Jay County in the USA, the JCHS is selling t-shirts. The shirts are ...
Co-presidents Phil Rager and Rob Weaver have appointed the following committees for this year.
Building and Grounds: Claudia Jones & Eldon Morrical, co-ch.; Carter Leonard (recycling); Harold Blankenbaker; Jeff Bowen; Richard Jones.
Finance: Judy Zearbaugh, Karen Resler, Pam ...
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