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  • 131 E. Walnut St. Portland, IN 
    (260) 726-4809
    www.artsland.org

    Arts Place, Inc. is the premiere community arts facility promoting and supporting the arts as an integral part of daily life in East Central Indiana and West Central Ohio. The unveiling of the 21,000 square foot, $2.9 million facility was celebrated in December 2000, and features a 285-seat state-of-the-art performing arts theatre with full backstage support, three art galleries, two spacious visual arts classrooms, six music studios, an arts park complete with a 3000-pound gas kiln and demonstration area, and several large works of public art by regional artists on the grounds.

    Nestled in its beautiful park-like setting in downtown Portland, the facility features perennial favorites such as an annual Performing Arts Series, MusicWorks and CreativeWorks instructional programs, Goodrich Hall for large business meetings or catered functions; the Hugh N. Ronald Gallery featuring regional artists; and Arts in the Parks, a summer art program for children.

    True to its mission, Arts Place offers vibrant programming that nurtures the creative spirit in everyone. Plan your visit today! Have a picnic stop in Arts Park, visit the Hugh N. Ronald Gallery, tour the facilities, attend performing arts events in Hall Moser Theatre...and much, much more!

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  • 204 E Arch St, Portland, IN 47371
    (260) 726-8464
    http://www.asburyministries.org

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  • Civil War Grave

    1127 E 200 N Portland, IN

    John J Williams was born in 1843 in Jay County, Indiana, and joined the Union Army September 1863. He spent most of the war on guard and garrison duty in the Western Theatre until the Battle of Palmito Ranch near Brownsville, Texas, which was the last of the Civil War. Even though the battle was his first time seeing action, Williams died on May 13, 1865, and as such, has the distinction of being the last soldier to have been killed in action during the Civil War. His body was brought back to the county and he is now buried in Jay County Infirmary Cemetery.

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  • Floral Hall

    806 E Votaw St. Portland, IN

    Dating back to 1891, Floral Hall is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Come to Floral Hall at the Jay County Fairgrounds and hold your special event or visit during the special events.

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  • 200 S Meridian St. Portland, IN

    Freedom Park is dedicated to those who served in the Armed Forces of the United States of American in war and peace.

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  • Location: 1010 N Morton St. Portland, IN

    Every year for the past decade, the National Center for Great Lakes Native American Culture has made their way to the only Jay in the U.S.A. to remember and honor Great Lakes Native American culture. Citizens are welcomed to join in celebrating and honoring Great Lakes Native American culture during the two-day event at the Tri-State Grounds in Portland, Indiana. These gatherings are intended to educate attendees about the importance of preserving Great Lakes Native art, history and culture.

    During the fun, the aura of tradition and revitalization resonates through the grounds and into the footsteps of proud Native Americans and curious citizens of Jay County. The drumming and dancers will entice observes to join in and practice honoring Native American Culture the way Great Lakes Native Americans did centuries ago. Along with bouncing to the rhythm of the beat, spectators will be encouraged to participate in storytelling, tomahawk and artisan demonstrations, and many activities for children. When your stomach grumbles for a taste of authenticity, there will be numerous options of Native American cuisine to choose from.

    Along with the Annual Gathering of Great Lakes Nations Pow Wow, the NCGLNAC hosts a variety of activities and workshops throughout the spring and fall for children and adults to learn about Native American traditions, art and the customs of the Great Lakes Native Americans.

    People come from all over to attend this Native American Culture Pow Wow each year. This is a great family-oriented learning opportunity and a chance to display your Native American honor. Please join us for this exciting and unforgettable experience.

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  • Haynes Park

    700 W North St. Portland, IN

    Beautiful, historic park with a playground, basketball court, picnic shelter, tables, and much more.

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  • Historic District of Portland

    Meridian St. from Arch St. to the S Meridian St. Bridge, and Main and Walnut Sts. in Portland, IN

    Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, a newly refurbished 5-block area of historically important buildings can be found in downtown Portland.

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  • 509 S Wayne St. Portland, IN 
    (260) 726-9395

    Hudson Family Park is home to a lake, walking trails, a very large playground, and an amphitheatre. In the summer, Arts Place features Arts in the Park events at the amphitheatre that the whole family can enjoy!

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  • The Hudson Park Trail of Trees is a 1 mile walking trail in Hudson Park, in Portland. Trail is outlined in orange on map below:

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  • Hudson Park has several different nature trails, including a 0.9 mile walking trail that loops around the lake and beautiful park. The walking trail can be seen outlined in green on the map below.

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  • Jay County Civic Theatre

    131 E Walnut St. Portland, IN
    (260) 726-4809; Toll-Free (866) 539-9911

    The Jay County Civic Theatre has provided quality theatrical entertainment to all types of people through the county for over 30 years. The mission of Jay County Civic Theatre, Inc. is to cultivate creative and cultural experiences for the community. During the 5-show season, tickets typically run $7.00-$10.00 per show. In addition to live performances, JCCT provides educational and career opportunities to volunteers and professionals, as well as workshops for anyone interested in enriching their theatrical talents.

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  • 120 N Court St. Portland, IN

    This stately bedford stone structure features columns, marble walls and floors and a soaring, domed, stained glass skylight. The ceiling's rotunda features beautifully coloured paintings of early pioneers, the first log cabin, and the battle of Shiloh.

    The courthouse was built during World War I, when labor and materials were scarce and expensive. When it was finished and dedicated in 1919, Jay Countians proudly said, "Here is our lasting monument to peace and victory. We built it during trying times and when we finished it, there was not a cent of indebtedness on it." This fact will be a lasting tribute to the splendid and progressive citizenship of Jay County.

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  • Jay County Fair

    Location:Jay County Fairgrounds, 806 E Votaw St. Portland, IN
    http://www.jaycountyfair.com

    Operating since 1853, the Jay County Fair is one of the county's biggest events of the year. Visitors will find plenty of fun and excitement for the whole family, including Midway rides, demolition derbies, a truck and tractor pull, classic car cruise-in and nationally known entertainment.

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  • Historical Museum

    903 E Main St. Portland, IN
    (260) 726-7168
    http://www.jaycountyhistory.org

    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.

    Special Events
    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.

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  • Historical Museum

    903 E Main St. Portland, IN
    (260) 726-7168
    http://www.jaycountyhistory.org

    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.

    Special Events
    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.

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  • Jay County Hospital Wellness Walkway

    Jay County Hospital - 500 W Votaw St. Portland, IN

    The Jay County Hospital Wellness Walkway has a paved walkway for pedestrians and non-motorized vehicles. The front walkway is a .25 mile track while the walkway around the back of the hospital is a .50 mile track. There are also two EnergiPrime Total Body Fitness System stations for additional exercise options.

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  • 315 N. Ship Street, Portland, IN
    (260) 726-7890
    http://www.jaycpl.lib.in.us

    The Jay County Library is a 24,000 sq. ft. building that is handicapped accessible. The book collection numbers over 80,000, with more than 200 periodicals, 2000 books on cassettes, and numerous music CD’s and video tapes. Many reference materials can be found in printed books, CD-ROMs or on-line sources. The library has a variety of programming that is attractive to all ages.

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  • Milton Miller Park

    1400 N Franklin St Portland, IN

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