Clinton County Historical Society Welcome

The Clinton County History Center
149 E. Locust Street
PO Box 529
Wilmington, OH 45177 (937) 382-4684

Admission
$5 non-members

Museum & Library Open Wed-Fri, 1:00-4:00

Office Hours
Wed-Fri, 9:00 - 4:00 Tues by appointment

Kay Fisher, Director/Curator

Deborah Edgington, Collections Manager

CALENDAR OF EVENTS

Mark Holbrook as Mathew Brady

 

MR. LINCOLN’S CAMERA MAN

An Evening with Mathew Brady

Wednesday, April 23 and 7:00 p.m.  Mark Holbrook, re-enactor and student of history, will portray Mathew Brady, world-renowned photographer and chronicler of the American Civil War.

Mark Holbrook is the owner of History Is Personal, a strategic planning and marketing firm serving the history and tourism areas in Ohio.  Holbrook also served as military coordinator for the film Light of Freedom released in the fall of 2013 and is currently cast in a new film, Wings of the Wind now in rehearsals and production.   Mark is a native Ohio and graduate of The Ohio State University.

Mr. Lincoln’s Camera Man will take place at the Clinton County History Center, 149 E. Locust Street in Wilmington.  A $5 donation is appreciated.  Due to limited seating reservations are requested.  Call (937) 382-4684 or e-mail info@clintoncountyhistory.org.  This program is made possible in part through the Ohio Humanities Council.

 

New Exhibit at the History Center

Photography
Our History Exposed

Kodak Pocket Cameras ca. 1910s - 1920s

Introduced in Paris in 1839, photography changed the world forever:  Within a few years portraits were affordable for almost everyone and you could travel the world and never leave your parlor.
The History Center’s new exhibit “Photography:  Our History Exposed” reflects over 100 years of photography in Clinton County.  The exhibit includes Daguerreotypes from the 1840s, ‘tintypes’ of the Civil War era, and a stereoscope and ‘views’ of the Victorian era.  Also on display are cameras from the 1880s thru the 1980s and photographic and darkroom equipment from the studio of Clinton County photographer Clarke Nagley (1887 – 1972).

Photography: Our History Exposed will run through December, 2014

For more information, view a pdf of the exhibit brochure.

 

Also on view at the History Center

Curiosities GalleryCuriosities Gallery

Tour of both exhibits is included with History Center Admission

 

 

New Genealogy Resource

Testamentary Records Book B, 1824-1836 is the newest publication of the Clinton County Genealogical Society. In this transcript of the earliest known testamentary records for Clinton County Ohio can be found among its entries the names of 134 for whom documentation of death has not been found in other early cemetery/death records for the county. This 58 page paperback volume is an excellent primary source for Clinton County 1824-1836 and can be purchased for $15.00. --- Link to book list

 

 

History Center Research Library

 

History Center Research Library

Open with a New Look

 

Thanks to months of efforts from Clinton County Genealogical Society vounteers the History Center Research Library has opened for the year with a new look. Volunteers reviewed all materials in the library, recruited community service workers to help with some of the heavy lifting, and transformed the look of our library. The Genealogical Society purchased some new furnishings for the library and the volunteers have undertaken projects to make the resources in the library more accessible for researchers.

If you have an interest in family history, Clinton County history, or history in general, the library is open and staffed by Genealogical Society volunteers each Wednesday, Thursday and Friday from 1:00 to 4:00. Also, be sure to check the Programs and Events page to find out what's coming up at the History Center.