To the Clinton County History Center in Wilmington, Ohio
Located at 149 E. Locust St. Wilmington OH 45177 | Mailing Address: PO Box 529

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

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antique photo of Hains Sisters posing together

Learn about the Clinton County Genealogical Society.

History Comes to Life at Sugar Grove Cemetery

Originally published in the Wilmington News Journal, online on September 25, 2023 WILMINGTON — On Saturday, history came to life at the historic Sugar Grove...

‘Local history is all around…’

Originally published in the Wilmington News Journal on 8/22/23 WILMINGTON — The recent installation of a historic photo on Main Street has brought a fresh vibrancy to downtown Wilmington. The collaborative effort between the Clinton County History Center, property...

Can You Pass The Test?

Written by Genealogy Library volunteer, Beth Mitchell. Information for this article appeared in the Wilmington News Journal on Wednesday, May 19, 1880. Each year a test was approved by the school board to be administered to potential teachers for the coming school...

Wilmington Public Library partners with History Center to offer Newspapers.com

Originally published in the Wilmington News Journal -- 6/14/2023 The Wilmington Public Library, in collaboration with the Clinton County History Center, has added access to more than 28,000 newspapers with the addition of Newspapers.com — a searchable archive of...

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...

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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