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Special Displays

Two special collections are currently on display at the museum.  A display of Pennville memorabilia from the collection of Daniel Denhart-Lillard will be featured through December.  the first of many displays from the collection recently donated to the museum by Cheryl Myers is also ready to view.  Fans and thermometers sporting advertisements for Portland and Jay county businesses, some from many years ago, fill two showcases in the museum kitchen.  Other items from this collection will be rotated into these cases during the coming months.

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.