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.


antique Abolitionist Quilt

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antique photo of Hains Sisters posing together

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Holiday Afternoon Tea!

Join the Clinton Co. Historical Society for another lively afternoon tea at historic Rombach Place – filled with Christmas cheer and merrymaking on Sunday, December 4 from 2-4pm. Tickets are on-sale beginning Wednesday, November 9 through December 2. Bite-sized foods, some holiday themed, and a variety of teas will be served over the course of a two hour period. Sample a delightful selection of savory sandwiches, scrumptious scones, splendid sweets, and more. You are encouraged to dress up or wear your favorite holiday sweater! Tours of the Center’s museum, decorated for Christmas, will be offered before the tea. A short program about local holiday traditions will be given during the event. Tickets can be purchased online or in-person Wednesday-Fridays 9-11am and 1-4:30pm or Saturdays 10am-2pm. For questions, please call 937-382-4684.

Genealogical Society’s Research Library:

The Research Library is currently closed to the public for the 2022 season. They will reopen for the new season in mid-March 2023. If you would like to continue your family research during the winter, please call our office and we will connect you with a volunteer to further discuss your needs.

A Genealogical Banquet in Review

Last evening the CCGS concluded its season with our Annual Meeting and banquet. It was a time of friendly exchanges and celebration of accomplishments during a successful year. Our speaker was Judge Tim Rudduck who spoke about his life story, how he became a judge,...

Christmas, 100 years ago…

The following information was found in the Wilmington News Journal December 24, 1920. One column was titled “Christmas”. Relevant information from that column applies yet today. Christmas brings the children to the front. Christmas tenders hearts and makes them...

GivingTuesday is Nov 29, 2022!

GivingTuesday is a global generosity movement, unleashing the power of people and organizations to transform their communities and their world. GivingTuesday will kick off the generosity season this year by inspiring people to give back on November 29, 2022, and...

Deck the Halls! Garden Club decorates History Center entrance

We can't thank the Wilmington Ohio Garden Club enough for their outstanding work on the museum's banister!! A special note of thanks to Ann Kuehn for spearheading the project Learn more about our upcoming tea here: https://HolidayAfternoonTea.eventbrite.com Originally...

Wilmington College Quaker Archives

Wilmington College - Ohio Archivists Lee Bowman and Elizabeth House enlightened and entertained us at our regular October genealogy meeting by showing us college historical materials and early Quaker records that are preserved in the WC Library Archives. Elizabeth...

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.

Rombach Place Wilmington Ohio

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 supplemental or operational support through 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.

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