The Historical Museum will be hosting the alumni groups from three of the former high schools of Jay County during May. On Saturday, May 4, from 1 to 4 p.m., the 50th anniversary of the last class to graduate from Poling High School will be celebrated with special displays. On Saturday, May 18, from 1 to 4 p.m., Pennville and Bryant High School grads are invited to reminisce at the museum. Mementos from those schools will be on display.
A Sunday Open House will also be held on May 19 from 1 to 4 p.m. Remaining on display this month are the paintings of Redkey’s George Thomas, scroll art by Michael Landers, and pottery by Zoe Mumby Hill. Also featured again this month are items from the former Home Laundry and displays about pro-football player Pete Brewster and Jay County’s first aviator, Albert Ruple.
Everyone is invited to tour the museum at any of these times. As always, admission is free!
New Museum Hours
Beginning immediately, the Jay County Historical Museum will be closed on Mondays and open from 10 to 4 on Saturdays! This should allow more visitors to enjoy our displays and use the genealogy library.
Our paid office staff is also changing. Chris Kennedy, who has been working part-time is now there from 10 to 4 Tuesday through Saturday. Mary Butcher has gone from full-time to part-time hours and will usually be working one day per week.