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Christmas at the Museum

Seventeen trees decorated by outside groups and organization, along with several others done by museum volunteers, are scattered throughout the museum, along with decorations.  The last weekend Open House of the year will be on Saturday, December 16, from 1-4 PM.  Refreshments will also be available ar you view decorations and historic displays.

The trees and other decorations may be viewed during any time the museum is open on Tuesday through Friday from 10 AM to 4 PM through the end of December.  However, the museum will be closed on Friday, December 22nd through Monday, December 25th, and again on Friday, December 29th though Monday, January 1st.

Thanks to all of our board members and other volunteers who have spent many hours decorating the museum and will put it all away after the holidays.  As always, admission to the museum ifs free, but supplies and donations for the Jay County Humane Society will be accepted.

 Portland Foundation Grant Received

The Board of Trustees of the Portland Foundation has app-roved a grant for the Jay County Historical Society in the amount of $3,000.  This grant will be paid from funds held by the Foundation.

This funding will be used to help defray the cost of entertainment, advertising, kids’ games and crafts, supplies, and miscellaneous expenses of the Heritage Festival. We sincerely thank the Portland Foundation for these grants, as will as their continues financial support for the other projects at the museum.

The Circle of Corydon

Congratulations to Rob Weaver and Jack Ronald, who were recently presented with a new award, The Circle of Corydon.  Rob is a JCHS board member and is owner and operator of WPGW radio.  Jack is the publisher of The Commercial Review.  The award honors those who have made a “remarkable contribution to the betterment of Indiana and “demonstrated in life and in service the qualities exemplified by our state’s great citizens.”  The awards, signed by Governor Eric Holcomb, were presented by Senator Travis Holdman at a ceremony at the John Jay Center for Learning.  Both of these very deserving gentlemen, who were lured to John Jay for different reasons, were surprised when they were announced a award winners.

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.