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.


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 sustainable support from 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.

antique Abolitionist Quilt

Learn about the Clinton County Historical Society.

antique photo of Hains Sisters posing together

Learn about the Clinton County Genealogical Society.

Headlines and Remembering

This story was written by Genealogical Society volunteer, Beth Mitchell in May 2023.  How did you feel when you opened your Wilmington News Journal June 29, 1978? Count the years! Forty- five years ago the article proclaimed Jack McCall leaving the Melvin service...

What Does Memorial Day Mean to Clinton County?

The following speech was given by Executive Director, Shelby Boatman during the 2023 City of Wilmington Memorial Day Service at Sugar Grove Cemetery in honor of the ultimate sacrifice given by CPL JW Denver Williams Jr. The historic information provided was sourced...

Little Gib: A Story from Port William

LITTLE GIB PRESENTATION - The following information was compiled by Suzanne Madison in preparation for a presentation at a monthly Genealogical Society meeting on 4/24/23. The Wilmington News Journal story is available online by clicking here.   IN MID NOVEMBER LAST...

Wayback Wednesday: Clarksville Jail

We're loving today's Wayback Wednesday! Image is of the Mayor’s office and prison 1880 (as stated on plaque on building) on Main Street in Clarksville, Ohio. #clintoncounty #localhistory Like this image? Reproduction copies of this photo are available by calling the...

Local history appraised by renowned archaeology professional

Local history was recently appraised by a renowned archaeology professional. Mick Van Steen evaluated a frame of Clinton County pre-historic artifacts, which were recently donated to the Clinton County History Center. Van Steen is the immediate past president of the...

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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2023 Public Hours of the History Center:

Historical Society’s Museum – $5 for non-member self touring / $10 for docent led 

  • Thursday, 1:00PM – 4:00PM
  • Fridays, 1:00PM – 4:00PM
  • Saturdays, 10:00AM – 2:00PM
  • Additional visits by appointment

Genealogical Society’s Research Library – $5 per non-member 

  • Thursdays by prescheduled appointment ONLY (please give 2 weeks minimum to plan visit)
  • Fridays, 1:00PM – 4:00PM
  • Saturdays, 10:00AM – 2:00PM

Please call (937) 382-4684 or visit our social media during major holidays to confirm we are still open!

The Clinton County History Center and Rombach Place Museum are handicapped accessible.

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