JHS planning open house


Jay Historical Society members are pictured in the meeting room at the Holmes-Crafts Homestead preparing the Aug. 11 open house. Seated from left are Dorothy White, president; Eleanor Currier; Lillian Sears; Barbara Ouellette, secretary; and Alexis Burbank; standing, Marlene Newhall; Keith Newhall, curator; Roger Lane; and Marlene Landus, treasurer.

JHS planning open house

JAY – The Jay Historical Society will hold its annual open house with the theme, “Salute to Veterans,” from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 11.

All area veterans are encouraged to attend. At 9:30 a.m. the three area veterans’ organizations, Amvets, American Legion and VFW, will present a program of their drills, flag ceremonies and firing squad procedures.

There will be a short address of appreciation to all veterans in attendance. Patriotic vocals and instrumental music will be provided.

From 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Tim Gould, a former Jay man and well-knows auctioneer from Smithfield, will be present to appraise antiques. The fee will be two for $5 or one for $3.

The proceeds will go toward the new building being planned to house the archives, meeting room, display area, kitchenette and office. The architect will have a display model of the building for the public to view.

Inside the historical house, there will be displays of the Spanish American, Civil and Revolutionary wars, World War I, World War II, Korean, Vietnam and Iraq wars. The house will be open for tours.

There will be a food table for sale of breads, pies, cakes and muffins and an attic treasures table on the lawn. For snacking, there will be cookies, brownies, bars, potato chips and soda for sale in the garage.