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 ...
Portland Police officer Josh Stephenson, who is the owner of X2 Drone Solutions, a company specializing in drone photography, will present the August program for the Jay County Historical Society. Josh will show the drone video of the tornado damage which occurred in Jay County in November of 2017. You won't want to miss this unique ...
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 ...
Are you a Facebook user? Like our page, “Jay County Historical Society,” and you will continue to see our posts. We try to keep you posted about Open House events, Program Meetings, etc. There are also several photos of the ...
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 ...
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