VOTE: Clinton County Elects temporary exhibit on display until December 18, 2020.
"Make Your Best Guess for 1920" card. Electoral Vote of States for 1920. Hand written election night results seen on both the left and right hand sides. Pg.1 (front)
"How Will Ohio Go?" backside of election night results card. Statistics from 1912, 1914, 1916, 1918 are featured. Pg.2 (backside)
1921 Address of Hon. Warren G. Harding (President) and Hon. Charles E. Hughes (Secretary of State). Given at the opening of the Conference on Limitation of Armaments at Washington, D.C., November 12, 1921.
Official Ballot from the Election of November 6, 1900.
July 15, 1920. An article published in the local paper entitled "Clinton County War Chest, Report of Auditing Committee on Receipts and Disbursements". Discusses the intention of Clinton County community to raise $100,000 for a War Chest during WWI. "Federated fundraising was not a new idea, but World War I had generated a nationwide mobilization of charitable donations on a scale not seen before. Local communities had created “war chests” to further the war movement and support charitable organizations that assisted servicemen and their families. Philanthropy was no longer just the province of the upper classes; now business people and even people of modest means who had never thought of donating to charity were spurred to action. After the war, these chests shifted to support for local organizations, and they spread across the country." (source: https://www.alliance1.org/web/about/History/prosperity-fuels-growth-movement.aspx)
A variety of local election tickets, or slate cards, from the Nineteenth Century.
Democratic (1869), Republican (date unknown), and Prohibition (1888) slate cards for election voters.
An Official Ballot from the Election of November 5, 1901.
Clinton County Elected Officials composite photo from 2017
Collection of political memorabilia, campaign buttons, and pins featuring William McKinley
Star-Republican Newspaper article featuring Bill Clinton on the steps of the Clinton County Courthouse during his 1992 presidential campaign
Star-Republican Newspaper. Bill Clinton standing on the steps of the Clinton Co. Courthouse – 1992 during his campaign trail
The typed card reads, “this gavel was presented to Melville Hayes in 1890 by the Clinton Co. Republican Executive Committee; Mr. Hayes was a prominent attorney and public speaker; and campaign Chairman for William McKinley in 1890 during McKinley’s candidacy for Governor of Ohio.Again in 1896, Mr. Hayes traveled to cities in Ohio, KY, and Indiana, speaking for McKinley who was the Republican candidate for President of the U.S., and was elected. This gavel was given to son, Erskine R. Hayes and is now presented to the Clinton County Museum, by his widow, Ethel Hale Hayes
An article printed by the Star-Republican, in Blanchester OH (Clinton County) from November 23, 1963 morning the lost of President John F. Kennedy