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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Black History Month Essay Contest; 6-12 Graders

The contest is open to all middle and high school aged students (6-12 grade) in Clinton County. Students are encouraged to submit a typed essay between 250-500 words describing an African American in your life, community, or throughout history, who is or has made a...

Become a 2022 Member!

Annual memberships for the Clinton County History Center's Historical Society and Genealogical Society are now available. Please follow the instructions below to join or renew your memberships. Historical Society Membership (click here to join online): The Historical...

Throwback Thursday – Splish Splash, Taking A Bath?

Throwback Thursday: Patented in 1890 and manufactured by the folding Bath Tub Company, this tub was purchased by James and Isabelle Moore Hadley for their home on Lebanon Road and was donated in 1977 to the Clinton County History Center, where it is currently on...

Giving Tuesday is November 30, 2021!

We are proud to take part in this global day of giving on November 30, 2021. We Need Your Support!   The Clinton County History...

Native American Heritage Month: Wilmington Tablet

November is #NativeAmericanHeritageMonth Have you seen our Wilmington Tablet reproduction? This tablet was used by the Adena Culture over 2,000 years ago and discovered in Clinton County OH. Unfortunately we do not know what its true purpose was. The original tablet...

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. To become a member today please click here.

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