#GivingTuesday: Local History

#GivingTuesday: Local History

#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...

Leo Weltz: Father of Sugar Grove Cemetery

This next article in the Sugar Grove Cemetery series focuses on the landscape gardener that designed the layout of Sugar Grove: Leo Weltz. Theodore Leopold (Leo) Weltz was born on January 17, 1825 in Magdeburg, Germany (Prussia) (“History of Sugar Grove”). The social...

Rural Romantic Cemeteries

This article is the first in a new series on the history of Sugar Grove Cemetery, as well as the first step toward the creation of a walking tour video. This first installment focuses on the Rural Romantic style of cemeteries, like Sugar Grove, that came into fruition...
John Ruthven: Remembering the Artist

John Ruthven: Remembering the Artist

The Clinton County History Center is very sad to learn of the recent passing of famous wildlife artist, John Ruthven. We extend our sympathies to his family and friends. As an artist, Mr. Ruthven held ties to Clinton County by way of his “Cardinal at Dusk”...