Tuesday, April 23, 2024

Appeal to and FOR Memberships


It's membership renewal season! be looking for letters in the next month to renew your annual membership or give a donation.. Or you can go ahead and mail it to P.O. Box 265 Jay, Florida 32565, or go to our website and pay via PayPal.

Annual individual Membership:  $25
Annual Couple Membership:      $30
Lifetime Individual Membership:  $250
Lifetime Couple Membership:      $300

Please reach out! We would love for you to get involved! We need volunteers of all abilities and interests!

We would like to the family of  Linda Fay Nelson for donating her works on Family History/Genealogy of the area. We are working to get them all logged in our inventory and displayed. 

2023 Ornament-  Our annual Christmas Ornament has arrived. They are currently available at the museum for a $10 donation. Due to the rain at Joy in Jay we still have quite a few of these. 

T-shirt - These will be available in limited quantity by mid November for donation ranging from $25- $30 depending on size.. The will be available in S, M, L, Xl, 2Xl & 3XL

Check out our website at www.jayhistoricalsociety.org , on Facebook & TikTok.

We are always looking for more to get involved. if you feel led to participate and contribute we have a role to  make the most of your time and talents!

Volunteer Needs:
Carpentry - to help with pioneer village projects  & ramp to storage building
Docents to man the museum on Fridays and Saturdays
Volunteers for Trick or Treat in the street & Joy in Jay
Social Media

Come see us we are open Fridays & Saturdays 10am-2pm or by private appointment. I can be reached at 850-554-2941.

Tuesday, March 26, 2024

Presenting Dr. David Smith and the Jay Hospital History

 An Audio presentation of Dr. David Smith's history of Jay Hospital.  February 2024, Jay, FL

In this engaging episode, we delve in-depth into the glorious narrative surrounding the long-standing Jay Hospital. Set against the backdrop of the Jay Museum in 2024, our story is narrated by Dr. David Smith, a stalwart of the institution who has been associated with it for decades. (YOU MAY WANT TO SKIP ahead 5 MIN after the Intro at the Museum)

From its humble beginning in 1961 to overcoming challenges and adversities, Jay Hospital is a beacon of hope and an embodiment of persevering spirit. The episode underscores the remarkable growth and expansion of this healthcare institution, thanks to the resolute efforts by individuals like Dr. David Smith and Dr. Durrell Peden.

We also spotlight the hospital's tremendous contribution to the local economy, its commitment to charity work, and its plans for becoming a critical access hospital. The remarkable accounts of numerous physicians, including Dr. Metz, Dr. Wheat, and Dr. Bittman play a pivotal part in the narrative, reflecting a rich tapestry of dedication and service.

Further, the episode highlights the fruitful collaborations with entities such as Baptist Hospital and Florida State University's rural physician program.

Most captivatingly, we navigate through the personal journey of Dr. David Smith. His transition from a small-town boy to a revered healthcare professional is marked by humor, human touch, and relentless dedication. His heartfelt anecdotes and commitment to the welfare of his community make for an immersive and inspiring podcast experience.

Join us as we unearth the values, vision, and humor that went into building the Jay Hospital's remarkable legacy. This is more than just a journey—it's a lesson in resilience, a tribute to exceptional care, and a salute to community service.