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

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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Throwback Thursday: Engines a hit … or a miss?

This photo taken in 1972 is of hit/miss engines. Location is currently unknown. Can you tell us more? Click here to access the original article posted on the Wilmington News Journal's website.   Follow-up to last week's image: Regarding last week’s photo of...

Local Ties Pt. 2: “James Denver and the Man He Had to Kill” – Denver Public Library

This piece was written by BRIAN K. TREMBATH was published by the Denver Public Library's website on March 19, 2019. To access the original article, click here. Though General James W. Denver led a very active life that was marked by the kind of professional and...

Local Ties: “Who Was the City of Denver Named After? Meet General James W. Denver” – Denver Public Library

The following was written by BRIAN K. TREMBATH and published on the Denver Public Library's website on March 12, 2019. To access the original link, click here. If you’re like most residents of the Mile-High City, you’ve probably never heard of its namesake, General...

Throwback Thursday: A Day at the Diner

This photo is of the interior of a diner, but no other information is available. Could it possibly be the interior of the “Little Giant” located in Wilmington? To learn more about this image or previous throwback Thursday photos, please click here Reproduction...

Throwback Thursday: BBQ @ CCHS

A Chicken Barbecue was held on July 21, 1963 on the grounds of the Clinton County Historical Society. Can you tell us more? This image was originally posted on the Wilmington News Journal website and can be accessed at this link. Follow-up to this Throwback Thursday...