903 E Main St. Portland, IN
The Jay County Historical museum is dedicated to preserving and sharing the history of "The Only Jay in The USA". The 11,000 sq. foot museum holds thousands of artifacts dating back to 1838. The museum is staffed by dedicated volunteers who would be happy to share Jay County’s history with you.
Hours & Admission
The museum is open Tuesday-Saturday, 10am to 4pm. Admission is free to get into the 11,000 sq. foot museum, and the building is handicapped accessible.
Sunday museum open houses occur frequently throughout the year. In the early fall, our Jay County Heritage Festival has history-related fun and entertainment for all ages on the grounds of the museum, and admission is free. End-of-year holiday time brings special indoor activities at the museum, as well.
Jay County Historical Society
The Jay County Historical Society is proud to display and discuss the rich history of Jay County and its communities. Whether your interest lies in genealogical research or simply in exploring the past, the historical society can offer an exciting glance back in time for visitors and residents.