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Heritage Festival

Vendors and crafters are needed for the festival on September 24th and 25th.  Please call the museum with suggestions.


New Driveway Added

A stone driveway was recently added on the east side of the museum.  This will eliminate two-way traffic through the narrow parking lot on the west side of the building when there are several cars present.  The drive will also serve as a walk-way for visitors at our festival in the fall.  Thanks to the Portland Foundation for a grant in the amount of $1,068 to help with part of the construction cost for this driveway.

Museum Hours

Winter is the season when we have fewer visitors at the museum and when volunteers are working to rearrange displays.  This year we will be moving more items into our new addition and renovating other areas.

However, when weather permits, 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.

A new display already in place is about the local Grange.  Stop by and see this in the library showcases.