WELCOME

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

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.

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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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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...

Walk Downtown Wilmington: Share History with Us!

We need the community's help! The History Center and Mainstreet Wilmington are looking for historical information on buildings and businesses in the downtown area for an upcoming project. Information such as previous businesses housed in the building, previous owners,...

What is it Wednesday? Sarah & Issac Harvey’s History

Tune in each Wednesday for our new digital series, "What is it Wednesday?". We hope this series will help you learn more about Clinton County (OH)'s rich local history and about the Clinton County History Center's museum. Today's Episode: A Portrait of Sarah &...

What is it Wednesday? 1840’s Abolitionist Quilt

Tune in each Wednesday for our new digital series, "What is it Wednesday?". We hope this series will help you learn more about Clinton County (OH)'s rich local history and about the Clinton County History Center's museum. Today's Episode: 1840's Quaker Abolitionist...