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14th Annual Heritage Festival


The 14th Annual Jay county Heritage Festival was held form 11-7 on Saturday, September 24, and 11-4 on Sunday, September 25, at the Jay County Historical Museum.   The theme of this year’s event was “Happy 200th birthday, Indiana!” and included a celebration of Indiana and its 200 year history.


Click on the link below to see pictures from this years festival.





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Wind and Rain Don’t Stop Festival! 2015










On Monday before the 13th Annual Heritage Festival the weather was sunny with temperatures in the 80’s. On Thursday the wind began to blow. On Saturday morning, four large tents, all of the pop-up, and some smaller tents were down. Three hours before the starting time of the festival, several volunteers began lifting the downed tents off the tables and moving tables and chairs into our new addition. The serving line was placed at one end if the room and a make-shift “stage” at the other . Vendors, demonstrators, and crafters found spaces inside the museum on Saturday. On Sunday the sun came out and the vendors, demonstrators and crafters moved to the outdoors. What started as a very grim-looking festival on Saturday turned into one of the biggest and best we have had!


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Past Pictures of our Museum and Historical Society Events

Click on the link below to see more pictures of our museum and Historical Society events.

Rebecca James Museum Slideshow

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13th Annual Jay County Heritage Festival 2015

IMG_1628Annual Heritage Festival was held on October 3rd and 4th, 2015. The theme was “Cruise to the Past-Auto Dealerships of Jay County”.   IMG_1629 IMG_1635 IMG_1638 IMG_1640 IMG_1641 IMG_1643 IMG_1679 IMG_1681 IMG_1686 IMG_1689 IMG_1693 IMG_1694 IMG_1695 IMG_1697 IMG_1698 IMG_1699 IMG_1703 IMG_1708 IMG_1709

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“2008 Heritage Festival”

The 2008 Heritage Festival honored Jack Imel, a native of Jay County.  Jack played the marimba, danced and was a producer of the  Lawrence Welk Show on television.

Jack drums on a kitchen stool

Jack drums on a kitchen stool

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2008 Heritage Festival


Jack and Norma Imel with buddy Jay Miller onstage 2008

Jack and Norma Imel and their family onstage in 2008

Kids string buttons

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