Welcome!

To the Clinton County History Center in Wilmington, Ohio
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.

Rombach Place Wilmington Ohio

Annual Giving 2019

Since the incorporation of the Historical Society in 1948, it has been our mission to preserve the unique and rich history of Clinton County. As a non-profit 501(C) 3, we do not receive any State, Federal, or local funding to preserve the artifacts and history currently housed at Rombach Place museum. Besides preserving local history, we also partner with the many schools in the area to promote history education, host informative events, lectures, and more at the History Center; as well as assist the community in ancestry or historic property research in the Genealogy Library. As a result of all we do and would like to do in the future, we are asking you to consider donating to our “Annual Giving Campaign”. This campaign helps us to continue preserving Clinton County’s past along with promoting education, informative exhibits, and local history throughout the community. Your donation, whether big or small, is 100% tax deductible and will ensure the future of this community’s history for years to come.