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Postcard Program and Evaluation










The Historical Society and the Jay County Public Library are cooperating to offer a Postcard Presentation and Free Appraisal. It will be held at the library, 315 North Ship Street, Portland, at 3 p.m. on Saturday, May 2.


Harley Sheets, from Danville, IN, will give a short synopsis of the history, value, and collectability of postcards. He will then offer free appraisals for those who have postcards.


The public is invited to attend this program and bring your postcard collection for appraisal.



Welcome to Jay County History

The Jay County Historical Society welcomes you! We are proud of our work collecting, preserving, and displaying the rich heritage of Jay County, Indiana, the only “Jay” County in the United States. Come see the 11,000 square foot Jay County Historical Museum. Admission is free, and the museum is handicapped accessible. The museum is staffed by dedicated volunteers who would be happy to share Jay County’s history with you. It offers visitors a unique glimpse of bygone times here in east central Indiana.

Children play at the fair near Floral Hall in 1892

 Sunday museum open houses occur frequently throughout the year. In the early fall, our Jay County Heritage Festival has history-related fun and entertainment for all ages on the grounds of the museum, and admission is free. End-of-year holiday time brings special indoor activities at the museum, as well.

The Jay County Historical Society is supported mostly through membership dues and donations. Please consider joining the Society. Members receive the Jay County Journal, our monthly newsletter with articles about both current events and historical topics in addition to a mystery picture. We also sponsor informative and interesting monthly program meetings at the museum. An annual dinner meeting for members is held in November with a special program and election of the board of directors.