‘Keeping Up With Joneses’ at county museum


Staff report



Kay Meuth, Phil Roos, and Jim Roos, nieces and nephews of Claire and Louise Jones, visit the “Keeping Up With the Joneses” exhibit at the Museum of Fulton County.

Kay Meuth, Phil Roos, and Jim Roos, nieces and nephews of Claire and Louise Jones, visit the “Keeping Up With the Joneses” exhibit at the Museum of Fulton County.


For the first time, the Museum of Fulton County will exhibit “Keeping Up With the Joneses,” the collections of Clair and Louise Jones, known throughout the county for their generosity, creative spirit, and dedication to the betterment of Fulton County.

The exhibit, which tells the story of their many contributions using hundreds of items from three generations, will run through April 2019.

Louise was active in local theater, writing, producing, and directing many productions including a pageant for the Fulton County Fair’s 100th Anniversary. Her efforts earned her an invitation to speak at the State Fair Board’s annual meeting and contributed to the fair being named “The Best Fair of the Year.”

Clair was a Fulton County Extension agent, a position from which he introduced revolutionary farming techniques including new fertilizer methods to increase yields and artificial insemination of dairy herds to diversify the breeding pool. Clair was active with 4-H, and was instrumental in planning Camp Palmer, where he influenced its placement at Harrison Lake. He also served on the boards of directors of numerous local banks, where he advised young farmers on investing and established an endowment fund to be used for scholarships to Ohio State University. The collection, donated in 1996 by the Jones family, preserves their legacy for future generations.

Museum of Fulton County is located at 8848 State Highway 108 in Wauseon, across from the Fulton County Fairgrounds. For more information, call 419-337-7922 or email info@fultoncountyhs.org.

Kay Meuth, Phil Roos, and Jim Roos, nieces and nephews of Claire and Louise Jones, visit the “Keeping Up With the Joneses” exhibit at the Museum of Fulton County.
https://www.swantonenterprise.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/23/2018/10/web1_Joneses-Nieces-and-Nephews.jpgKay Meuth, Phil Roos, and Jim Roos, nieces and nephews of Claire and Louise Jones, visit the “Keeping Up With the Joneses” exhibit at the Museum of Fulton County.

Staff report