Welcome!

To the Clinton County History Center in Wilmington, Ohio

 

COVID-19 UPDATE:

The Clinton County History Center is now OPEN to the public 

Public hours will be Wednesdays – Fridays 1:00 to 4:00pm. Due to limited volunteers, Saturday hours are temporarily unavailable.

In an effort to social distance guests, staggered entry times and appointments will be required for both the Genealogy Library & Museum. To make an appointment please call our office at 937-382-4684 or email info@clintoncountyhistory.org.

Guests will be required to wear facial coverings when entering the History Center in an effort to protect at-risk volunteers and due to the fact that collection artifacts within the building cannot be regularly sanitized. Our staff will also be wearing masks to protect you and meet the State of Ohio’s “Responsibly Restart Ohio” business requirements.

Questions? Call 937-382-4684.

MAKE YOUR MARK ON HISTORY

 Did you know the Clinton County History Center is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization? We rely on membership, tours, and ticketed events to maintain our exhibits, artifact preservation, and community learning opportunities. A potential gift to the Clinton County History Center provides critical support to an organization dedicated to preserving and sharing Clinton County stories. Philanthropic contributions from individuals, corporations and foundations are what allow us to do our work within the community and continue our mission of encouraging community involvement in the preservation, education, and promotion of Clinton County history and genealogy for the benefit of all people. Your donation will help us  provide informative exhibits, engaging educational programs and a wide variety of preservation and conservation projects for the benefit of all Clinton Countians. Please consider making a 100% tax deductible gift to our organization during this challenging time of COVID-19.   Make your mark on local history today!

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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“Such a wonderful contribution to the Wilmington/Clinton county community. Programs for all ages! Please take advantage of the on-line programs during the corona crisis! So much to share!”

 

 

Jill Link Holl, 2020

“Received fascinating personal tour. Quite interesting and unique historical collections. Worth visiting!”

Lew Blakeney, 2019

“Wonderful staff and beautiful building. Everyone is extremely helpful and friendly.”

Amy Miller, 2019