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

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.

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Are you an educator or individual working in the classroom? Due to COVID19 pandemic restrictions, the History Center is now offering virtual tours and learning oppertunties to teachers, home schoolers, and other classroom organizations from the comfort of your home or school. Personalized virtual tours can be hosted over our Zoom platform. Per our memberships, children 12 years or younger tour for free. To schedule a virtual tour or to learn more please email info@clintoncountyhistory.org or call 937-382-4684.

Tours must be booked two weeks in advance.

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Wilmington College Education Survey

We'd love your opinion! The Center has recently partnered with students from Wilmington College's Marketing Course in an effort to gather data from the community on the museum's ability to produce children's educational opportunities. Our marketing interns' have...

Throwback Thursday: They Went to Market

They went to market for #throwbackthurday “The Market” butcher shop on N. South Street — present site of the Wilmington Municipal Building — about 1931. From left are Kenneth Probasco, Richard M. Hiatt, and Sabin Osborn, proprietor. Check out this Throwback Thursday...

Postcards of Clinton County

Recently our staff embarked on digitizing a collection of Clinton County postcards which feature well-known community buildings and locations. The History Center is still searching for more postcards and need your help! If you have a Clinton County, OH postcard that...

Missed the Annual Meeting? Watch it online here!

The Society held their annual meeting on March 9, 2021 via Zoom. The annual meeting reviewed the previous year's finances, accomplishments, and projects. Due to COVID19 the Society witnessed a large impact in visitors, events, and income like many other history and...

Society’s Annual Meeting – March 9, 2021

Join the Society virtually via Zoom at 5:15pm on Tuesday, March 9 as we review our organization's accomplishments, business and financials from the previous year (2020). A slate of proposed Trustees will also be presented by the Board's Nominating Committee for...