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Clinton County Historical Society

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The Mission of the Clinton County Historical Society is to encourage community involvement in the preservation, education and promotion of Clinton County history and genealogy for the benefit of all people for present and future generations.


A nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization, the Society was chartered in 1948 and is governed by a Board of Trustees.

Board of Trustees

Jennifer Hollon, President

A life-long resident of Clinton County, Jennifer is a graduate of Wilmington College, and a former Elementary art teacher in the Wilmington School District.  Her community commitment extends beyond the Board of the Clinton County Historical Society; she also serves on the boards of the Wilmington Schools Foundation, the Murphy Theatre, and The Health Alliance of Clinton County.

Harry Brumbaugh, Vice President

A graduate of Blanchester High School, Harry received his Bachelor Degree from Morehead State University and his Masters in Education from Xavier University.  He taught social studies at Blanchester for 30 years, served as a member of Village Council for 6 years, and served as Mayor of Blanchester for 8 years.  Harry and his wife Judy have two daughters.

Robert K. Schaad, Treasurer

A graduate of Wilmington College, Robert Schaad is a vice president for National Bank and Trust. He serves as a board member and treasurer for the Clinton County Historical Society.  Schaad is involved in many other community organizations including Habitat for Humanity and Leadership Clinton.

Patricia Herron, Secretary

Patti Herron is a shareholder in the firm of Wagenseller, Foley, Hollingsworth & Co., Certified Public Accounts.  Since 1984, she has been actively engaged in providing accounting, tax, management advisory services and financial and estate planning to a wide variety of closely held companies and individuals.  Patti has a practice emphasis in agri-business accounting and farm tax planning and advisory services.

Patrick Haley, Trustee

Born in Port William, Pat graduated from Wilmington High School and attended Wright State University.  He is currently in his first term as a Clinton County Commissioner, and served two-terms as Clinton County Sheriff.  Author of a book, The Danes Murders: Lost Innocence in Lees Creek, Pat is a contributing columnist for the Wilmington News Journal.

Stan Hannah, Trustee

Stan is a retired construction executive, living in Green Township with his wife Georgialia.  When he isn’t attending History Center board meetings, you can find Stan golfing, flying, traveling or visiting his six grandchildren.

Lauren Raizk, Trustee

Lauren is a lifelong resident of Wilmington.  She graduated from Wilmington High School, Wilmington College and Capital University Law School.  She is a partner at the law firm of Buckley, Miller and Wright.  Lauren also serves of the boards of the Clinton County Foundation, the Free Clinic of Clinton County, the Clinton County Bar Association and Law Library Board.

Suzanne Madison, Trustee

Suzanne is a descendent of the Sewell and Harvey families of Clinton County.  She is a member and past president of the Clinton County Genealogical Society and member and treasurer of George Clinton Chapter DAR. A graduate of Ohio State University, she has had a career in education, corporate advertising, and market research. Her volunteer experience includes Treasurer, Junior League of Chicago, American Cancer Society Fund Raising Chair in Huntington Harbour, California and Neptune Beach, Florida.

Judge John William “Tim” Rudduck, Trustee

Tim was raised in Clinton County and received a juris doctorate from the Ohio State University’s Law School.  Tim has been a judge since 1985, originally serving for fifteen years as the Clinton County Municipal Court Judge.  Since 2001 he has served on the bench of the Clinton County Common Pleas Court.

Taylor Stuckert, Trustee

Taylor is descendant of a long line of Quakers of the Hadley-Bevan and Moore families, and is an 8th generation Clinton Countian. He is a graduate of Wilmington High School , Butler University and holds a Master Degree Planning from the University of Cincinnati-College of Design, Architecture, Art, and Planning (DAAP). He serves as the Executive Director for the Clinton County Regional Planning Commission. Locally, he serves on the board of Energize Clinton County (ECC), Main Street Wilmington, and the Clinton County Trails Coalition.

Richard Tedrick, Trustee

A Blanchester native, Richard has resided in Clinton County most of his life.  He and his wife, Carol, live on a farm that has been in the family since the 1800s. He is certified shooting instructor and volunteer adviser for Clinton County On-Target 4-H Club.  Other interests include travel, reading and archeology, specifically that of Ohio and Clinton County.


Kay Fisher, Director/Curator

Kay has been the director/curator for the Clinton County Historical Society since 1997.  She serves on the board of the Clinton County Convention and Visitors Bureau and is a past board member for the Ohio Local History Alliance. Kay has her master of science in business administration.

Beverly Beireis, Collections Manager

A New Vienna native, Bev has resided in Clinton County most of her life. She is a graduate of East Clinton High School and attended Cincinnati Christian University. Bev worked in the banking industry for over 30 years and is a current member of the Wilmington Lions Club, serving as the editor of their bi-monthly newsletter. Bev and her husband John currently live in the Wilmington area.



The Clinton County Historical Society is a membership society open to all with an interest in the history of our community. Membership is available at several levels and provides a range of membership benefits. For more information click Membership.

Giving Opportunities

The Clinton County Historical Society relies on donations, bequeaths, memorials, admission, special events, tours and return on investments for its operating funds. You can support Clinton County history with a tax deductible financial gift. Many giving opportunities are available.

If you would like to contribute, please make you check payable to the Clinton County Historical Society, with your choice of giving on the memo line.  Send to PO Box 529, Wilmington, OH  45177

If you any questions, please contact Executive Director Kay Fisher at (937) 382-4684 or via email.

Annual Giving
Contributions to the Clinton County Historical Society’s Annual Giving Fund are an investment in our role as a historical and cultural institution.  Revenue generated from this fund goes to support the operations of the Society, including preservation supplies for our collections, educational materials and exhibit preparation and installation. 

Bequeath or Memorial
Bequeaths and memorials to the Clinton County Historical Society can honor your passion for Clinton County history or honor a friend or loved one’s life.  No gift is too small.  

Planned Giving
Numerous options are available through Planned Giving.  While we cannot provide financial or legal advice, we would be happy to meet with you and your advisor to discuss your gift plan.