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Christmas at the Museum

More than 20 trees are in place throughout the building.  The first Christmas Open house will be on Saturday, November 28th, from 1:00-4:00 PM.  If shopping on Back Friday wears you out, take a break and bring your family to the museum on Saturday to see the trees and other decorations.  Refreshments will be available.

Saturday, December 5th, from 6:00-8:00 PM will be the 2nd Annual Museum Candlelight Tour.  The museum will be illuminated only by tree lights and candles-electric of course!  Some Jay County citizens from the past will again be visiting the museum to share their stories with guests.  Music will be provided by the Tin Snips from Ft. Recovery.  Holiday refreshments will be served.

Christmas Family Festivities Day is scheduled for Sunday, December 13, from 1:00-4:00 PM.  This is the day to bring the kids and grandkids to do Christmas activities and visit with Santa Claus.

The last Christmas Open House of the season will be on Saturday, December 19th, from 1:00-4:00 PM.

The museum will also be open for touring and viewing the trees any Tuesday through Friday from 10:00-4:00 after Thanksgiving.  As in the past visitors are welcome to bring items to be donated to the Helping Hands Food Bank.  This year, there will also be a box for donations for the Jay County Humane Society.  Items for that group could include dog and cat food, paper towels, and cleaning supplies.

The Christmas events and decorations are being planned by Larry and Maria Hiatt.  We hope many of you are able to visit during this special time.

A small sample of the beautiful trees in the museum this holiday season:


Ribbon Cutting Ceremony

On November 23, 2015 the Chamber held a ribbon cutting ceremony at the museum for the new addition to the building.


Mayor Randy Geesaman, Kay Locker and Larry Hiatt-co-presidents, and Rob Weaver