North Santa Rosa

Jay Historical Society to host Open House

The Jay Historical Society held the monthly meeting in the New Museum located in the Cannon Building (old 5 & 10) on Commerce St. Thursday night.  With 37 in attendance they held a short business meeting and then had a presentation by Mr. Raymond Melvin.  Mr. Melvin talked about the turpentine still and answered questions about the industry of the area. The next meeting of the Historical Society will be Thursday, March 8th at 6 pm.

The Museum is currently open on Fridays from 10-3.  The Historical Society is always accepting volunteers to help man the Museum so that they could be open for more hours.  Call Dot Diamond if you are interested in helping.

The Jay Historical Society discussed many upcoming events that they will be hosting.

  • Open House at the new Jay Museum will be Sunday, February 26 from 2 – 4 pm.  Make plans to attend.
  • Memorial Day Service held at Mount Carmel Methodist Church on May 27th.  The committee is looking for information on past members of the armed services and on those currently serving.  We want to honor all veterans and military servicemen and women from the area.
  • Political Rally and Catfish Dinner to be held in July. More details to come.

The Historical Society is looking for donations or loans on the following items: Spittoon, old mantle with mirror, peg style clothes pins, old family photos (we have several oval frames and we would love to put photos in them), old jewelry and jewelry boxes, stain glass, flour sacks and more.

The Museum discussed having items to sell to visitors.  They plan to have items ranging from $2.oo to $20.00.  The “Taste and Tales of the Great Pine Level” cookbooks are available at the museum today.

Also discussed was the expansion plans.  The Historical Society has a dream of placing a Pioneer home in the vacant lot at the rear of the Museum.  If you have any old buildings that could be relocated please contact the society.  Photo Gallery below:

Jay Museum
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