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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Join the Society for another lively afternoon tea on the lawn at historic Rombach Place. Weather dependent, event will be outside (moved inside if raining), so please dress accordingly and bring your best parasol. Enjoy tea, and talk with Louise Rombach-Denver – former matriarch of Rombach Place – while learning about the famous family who called our museum home. Bite-sized foods and a variety of teas will be served over the course of a two hour period. Louise will share an educational program with guests for 15 minutes during the event. Sample a delightful selection of savory sandwiches, scrumptious scones, splendid sweets, and more! Only 60 tickets available.

NOW IN OUR GIFT SHOP – Charlie Murphy: The Iconoclastic Showman behind the Chicago Cubs

Support local and grab your copy today! Now available through the Clinton County History Center's Gift Shop for $36.95 (the same price as Amazon and other big-box retailers). Sales from this book will support the mission of the History Center and help continue the...

Throwback Thursday: Patriotic Rally

This photo is of the “Clinton County Patriotic Rally — September 14, 1942.” Looking at N. South Street in Wilmington, this image was taken near the National Bank & Trust downtown. Can you tell us more?...

Lady Louise’s Afternoon Tea: NOW ON SALE

Enjoy tea, and talk with Louise Denver - matriarch of Rombach Place - while learning about the famous family who called our museum home! Join the Society for another lively afternoon tea at historic Rombach Place. Bite-sized foods and a variety of teas will be served...

Throwback Thursday: 1914, not 1910!

Thanks for helping us crack the case, history sleuths!   With help from our followers and fellow history nerds, we have discovered a recent Throwback Thursday image was mislabeled as the 1910 Wilmington Homecoming, but rather is from the 1914 Fall Festival in...

Decoration Day and more in 1872!

https://www.wnewsj.com/opinion/columns/201588/decoration-day-and-more-in-1872 The following information was found in the Wilmington Journal dated June 6, 1872: ‘A Glorious Decoration Day In Wilmington’ According to previous arrangements a large number of ladies,...

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

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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