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To the Clinton County History Center in Wilmington, Ohio

 

#GivingTuesday is Tuesday, December 1, 2020. GivingTuesday is an opportunity for people around the world to use their individual power of generosity to remain connected and support their communities.

The Clinton County History Center needs YOUR help this season due to the impacts COVID19 has had on our ability to host events, programs, school tours, and more. Fun fact! The History Center does not receive outside funding from our city or county to maintain operations. We rely solely on memberships, donations, tours, ticketed events, and gift shop sales to continue our mission of preserving our community’s past for present and future generations.  As a 501(c)3 non-profit, your financial support is 100% tax deductible.

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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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COVID19 UPDATES: The Clinton County History Center is currently OPEN to the public (subject to change).

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, ticketed events, and Gift Shop sales 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!