Digital Archives

Photographing and digitally recording the information connected to each item inside the Jones Museum is the goal to celebrate and recognize the value of the museum’s 25 years of effort preserving Jackson County’s history.

By December 2020, the Jones Museum will have a digital archive that can be used by everyone interested in our local history. 

Detailing the thousands of items related to the history of Jackson County that have been donated to the Jones Museum for study and safekeeping is an ongoing part of the Jones Museum’s activities.

When an item is received by the Jones Museum for donation, the first step is completing a Deed of Gift paper form which records the donor’s name and all the preliminary information available about the item. The item is given an accession number which links the item to the Deed of Gift. Each year, the Deed of Gift forms are scanned to PDF as another layer of safety. Now we are adding one more step, the digital archive project, to make the collections more readily available to the community in the digital age.

Here you will find photographs, accession numbers, and descriptions of the materials found inside the Lillian E. Jones Museum in Jackson, Ohio. For more information, please contact the Jones Museum by email at director@jonesmuseum.com or by telephone at 740.286.2556. Please do not copy and paste photographs without attribution to the Jones Museum. These items were donated to the Jones Museum for safe keeping and use by all admirers of Jackson County history under the umbrella of the Jones Museum. Please be kind and supportive of the ongoing work of this museum.

View the Digital Archives by clicking here.

Hours

The Jones Museum is currently closed due to COVID-19, with plans to reopen July 1.

The Jones Museum’s regular hours are  Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays from 10AM – 3PM.

Admission FREE but voluntary donations are welcome.

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