Come see our 10,000 square foot museum at the end of East Main in Portland, Indiana. We are open Tuesday through Friday, 10am to 4pm. For other times please phone: 260-726-7168.
Our collections date from the earliest days of the county.
They include many collections, such as memorabilia from the Hawkins Family. John Jay Hawkins and his family settled in Jay County in 1829, and he was the first white man to die in the county. After much hard work and enterprise, his descendants became successful as bankers, merchants, attorneys and legislators. T Our museum is located on the former estate of Morton C. Hawkins, the son of N. B., Jr. Click on the link below to read more:
Also, one of the most popular displays in the museum is our collection of graduation pictures from a time when there were eight high schools in the county. Those schools were Bryant, Dunkirk, Gray, Madison, Pennville, Poling, Portland, and Redkey. The high schools were consolidated in 1976.