For the first time since March, the Jay County Historical Society Board of Directors held their first in-person meeting on July 23. Because of COVID-19, board decisions since March have been made on line. Along with routine business matters and committee reports, the board agreed not to open the museum on Fridays for now. However, patrons may call ahead for a Friday ...
It was “Christmas in July” when the items Read More
purchased with the Heritage Support Grant began
arriving at the museum. This grant for
$14,441 is provided by the Indiana Historical
Society and made possible by Lilly Endowment
Inc. This money, along with your donations
to match the grant, is being used to purchase
a new computer system, laptop ...
Because of printing problems due to our computer transition, the application for membership form failed to print. If you have an old newsletter you could use that form or simply send your renewal dues with a note to the museum office at 903 E. Main Street Portland, IN 47371.
Due to technological difficulties the August newsletter will be delayed.
Because of the coronavirus, the Board voted to canceling most of
the scheduled activities for the summer and fall.
The majority of those attending meetings at Read More
the museum and/or volunteering to help with
our activities are senior citizens. Because confirmed
cases of COVID-19 are continuing to
increase in Jay County and many of those ...
An army trunk and pictures of Ralph and Mildred May are on display in the War Room and are among the many items the family has donated to the museum.
Also a cart was recently donated to the museum by rural Bryant resident Larry Stults. It is from the Jay Garment. We are told the cart was used to move clothing from one station to the next. It is ...
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 ...
Because of the growth of the Jay County Historical Society and the amount of hours and responsibility required of the president, the board began electing co-presidents in 2012. However, the bylaws had not been revised to reflect this change. At their January meeting, the board approved bylaws which revise the wording to reflect the change to co-presidents and ...
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Portland, Indiana 47371