Mikaela Prescott – Welcome Our New Intern

Mikaela Prescott – Welcome Our New Intern

The History Center is pleased to welcome their newest intern, Mikaela Prescott. Mikaela is a current student at Wilmington College majoring in History. She is redesigning the Relic Room, which formerly featured a collection of doctor and dentist materials, Native...

A Tale of Two Soldiers

This next article focuses on a couple of the veterans buried in Sugar Grove Cemetery. Sugar Grove has over 14,800 internments including pets, children, famous generals, and unknown soldiers (“History of Sugar Grove”). The tallest...

#GivingTuesday: Local History

#GivingTuesday: Local History

EXTENDED TILL FRIDAY, DECEMBER 4! A generous, anonymous donor has pledged to match total donations up to $500. We successfully have raised $250. Help support local history with a donation to reach our $500 goal and we will unlock an additional $500!   #GivingTuesday...

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" piece. This...

NEW Local Author Book: “Around the Fire”

NEW Local Author Book: “Around the Fire”

The History Center is excited to be selling a new book authored by Pat Haley entitled "Around the Fire", a collection of Pat's nonfiction stories that have appeared in the Wilmington News Journal over the past several years. The book will be available for purchase at...