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New Displays Taking Shape at Museum

Several new displays are being featured at the museum this month.  Visitors are welcome to visit during regular hours of 10 to 4, Tuesday through Friday.

We think of brides and weddings in June, several wedding dresses worn by Jay County brides of the past are currently on display.

The cases in the kitchen are filled with memorabilia from former and present banks of jay County.  These items are all from the collection donated last year by Cherly Myers.

The large display boards in the museums continue to feature paintings by local artist Steve McClung in the new addition, along with the Hiday piano which recently arrived.  There will also be other changes in displays as the month progresses.

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New Books  & CD Available

Three items by Jay County native John Sherman are now available for purchase at the museum.  “Home-Stories of a Childhood Told in Poems” is a CD featuring a collection of poems that provide reflections on his childhood home on a small Jay County farm.  Many of these poems are included in his book, Marjorie Main-Rural Documentary Poetry from the 1940’s to 1960’s, which sells for $9.  The CD sells for $15.

War Stories” A Memoir of Nigeria and Biafra is a book which began as a journal kept by Sherman while he was a member of a food/medical team operated by the International Committee of the Red Cross during the Nigerian Civil War in the 1960’s.  It sell for $10.

 

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Officers Elected for 2016

board, 5-12-16

Jay County Historical Society, Inc. officers for 2016 were elected at the board’s December meeting.  Larry Hiatt and Kay Locker will be serving as co-presidents again this year.  Carter Leonard will be vice president.  Jane Spencer was re-elected as secretary and Judy Zearbaugh as treasurer.

Pictured are the 2016 board of directors seated from left, are Karen Resler, Claudia Jones, Judy Zearbaugh, Kay Locker, Jane Spencer, and Janice Stucky.  Standing, from left are Phil Rager, Larry Hiatt, Bob Vance, Carter Leonard, Larry Bubp, Rob Weaver, Blake Watson, Sylvia Morrical, and David Frasher.

Following the sudden death of Ralph Grapner in January, at their February meeting, the JCHS Board elected Claudia Jones to replace him for the rest of his term, which ends in December 2016.

If you have questions, concerns, or suggestions, please feel free to contact any of the above board members.  Should you wish to appear before the board, please contact the museum to be placed on the agenda.

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Legacy Calendar

2016 Historic Legacy Calendar had been registered as a Bicentennial Legacy Project by the Jay County Historical Society.  Each day of 2016 will have a tidbit of Jay County history and each month will feature an historic picture of a Jay County location.  An 1864 Jay County map is also included.  Janice Stucky has done the  research and preparing of this calendar.  It would make a nice Christmas present to some one from Jay County.

 

The calendars are on sale at the museum for $10.00.  If you prefer to have it mailed, also include $3.00 for postage and handling.  

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June Monthly Meeting

The museum’s Program Meeting on Tuesday, June 27th at 7:00 PM.  Portland residents Vera Heffner and her sister, Ilona Beck, will be talking about immigrating from West Germany to Jay County in 1967.

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.

 

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