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Monthly Program Meetings Begin

The first Monthly Program Meeting of the year will be held on Tuesday, March 20th at 7 PM.  At our meeting on March 20th, program chair Rob Weaver will be giving us “An Inside Look at the November 5th Tornado”.

Casey and Jenny Wagner will be present to tell their story of being caught in their hog barns while the tornado was moving overhead and destroying the barns around them.  Also, Ralph Frazee, Jay County’s Emergency Management Director, will be on hand to discuss the wide spread damage that occurred that day here in Jay County.

We hope may of you can join us that evening to hear more about the weather that caused Jay County to be featured on the national news.

Grant Received

The Jay County Historical Society has been awarded a grant in the amount of $4,500 from the Portland Foundation.  This grant will be used to help pay for redesigning and updating the society’s website.  The work will be done throughout this calendar year by Craig Frazee of Dynamic Business Solutions, Inc., of Portland at a total cost of $4,975.

Look What’s New!


Last month we highlighted two new displays which volunteers have prepared at the museum is being readied for its first Open House of the year on April 14th.  Those are the displays of painting by Harry Leonard and his daughter-in-law, Vickie Odle Leonard, and the little red chair and doll which now overlook Janice Stucky’s desk.  Another new display, prepared by Claudia Jones from the Cheryl Myers collection, is a group of photographs by some of Jay County’s early photographers.



Museum Hours

The Jay County Historical Museum will be closed on Mondays.  

The museum is open from Tuesday through Friday at 10 to 4:00 PM. 

Monday and Saturday the museum is open by chance or by appointment.