Welcome!

To the Clinton County History Center in Wilmington, Ohio
antique Abolitionist Quilt

Learn more about the Clinton County Historical Society.

antique photo of Hains Sisters posing together

Learn more about the Clinton County Genealogical Society.

The Clinton County History Center

Chartered in 1948, the Clinton County Historical Society purchased its museum home in 1955.  This site is on the National Register of Historic Places as the home of Brigadier General James W. Denver (for whom Denver, Colorado was named).

This History Center is a multi-function facility operated by the Clinton County Historical and Genealogical Societies.  The Center includes a touring museum with exhibits and special displays; research library; manuscript, photographic and reference archives; textile and artifact repository; conference center for meetings and educational programs; and serves as the business office for the History Center.

Rombach Place Wilmington Ohio

 Here Come the Brides!

A Collection of Clinton County Wedding Gowns and Accoutrements
beautiful antique bridal gowns on mannequins
antique pairs of wedding shoes

Wedding Dress Exhibit

March 1, 2017 – June 30, 2018

“Here Comes the Brides” features 40 wedding dresses, reflecting 160 years of Clinton County wedding attire.  This exhibit is open during normal museum hours. Admission is free for members and $5 for nonmembers.  

Special times and tours are available for groups of 8 or more by contacting the Center’s curator and executive director, Kay Fisher at 937 382-4684 or kay@clintoncountyhistory.org.