To the Clinton County History Center in Wilmington, Ohio


Our Mission is to encourage community involvement in the preservation, education, and promotion

of Clinton County history and genealogy for the benefit of all people.


antique Abolitionist Quilt

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antique photo of Hains Sisters posing together

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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.

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Memberships Matter!

Did you know, as a 501(c)3 non-profit, our organization relies on memberships, donations, and ticketed events to continue our Mission. The History Center does not receive supplemental or operational support through local tax payers, City, County, State, or National funding. We simply cannot continue to preserve local history and educating the community on the significance of Clinton County without YOUR help. The videos below are testimonials from our Board of Trustees President, Suzanne Madison and Vice President, Harry Brumbaugh on the value of membership. To become a member today please click here.

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A Home to Come Back To – 164 E. Locust St.

Written by Jonathan Mckay. Published in the Wilmington News Journal online, July 27 2021. https://www.wnewsj.com/opinion/columns/173604/a-home-to-come-back-to A home is what a person makes it. Some people collect furniture, some pictures, others lamps or knick knacks....

Quaker Heritage Scenic Byway Officially Approved by ODOT

Quaker Heritage Scenic Byway winds through Quaker settlements in Waynesville, Wilmington Designation of 54-mile road helps promote unique travel experience. Published in the Dayton-Daily News on July 9, 2021. By Adrienne Oglesby, Staff Writer.  The Quaker Heritage...

The Quaker Scenic Byway

Shared from Wilmington College's page on the Quaker Scenic Byway: https://www.wilmington.edu/quaker-heritage-center/quaker-scenic-byway/ Clinton County is very much an epicenter of Quaker history and heritage in southwestern Ohio. It is the site of numerous Friends...

Where history comes alive: History Center debuts new displays, exhibits at grand open house

Published in the online version of the Wilmington News Journal, May 28, 2021. The Clinton County History Center held its open house and exhibit grand reopening — complete with free tours, door prize drawings and more — Thursday afternoon and evening. The museum...

Lending an Expert Hand to Help Preserve Our History: ICA Art Conservator

Originally published in the Wilmington News Journal May 27, 2021. https://www.wnewsj.com/news/168359/lending-an-expert-hand-to-help-preserve-our-history   The Clinton County History Center recently welcomed Andrea Chevalier, Director of Conservation & Head of...