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Clinton County History Center

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About Us

The Clinton County History Center, 149 E. Locust Street, Wilmington, is a multi-function facility owned and operated by the Clinton County Historical Society, serving all those interested in our rich heritage.

The facility includes:

Rombach Place Museum
Housed in a mid-1800s residence, Clinton County History Center has a touring museum. The home was purchased by Matthew Rombach (General Denver’s father-in-law) in 1855, and is also referred to as Rombach Place Museum. The museum features rotating exhibits that highlight different artifacts and textiles in the collection. Exhibits also include the largest collection of Eli Harvey, internationally known Quaker artist, paintings and sculpture; Carl Moon photographs; artifacts of General Denver’s military and political career; medical and dental instruments; and more.

Genealogy and History Research Library

The History Center has an extensive collection of resources pertaining to genealogy, the history of Clinton County, the Society of Friends, and so on.

Manuscript and Photographic Archive

The History Center maintains an archive of original manuscripts and photographic material. Included are early writings, documents, photographs, and ephemera. Access is available by appointment.

Davids Conference Center

The Davids Conference Center is a moderate sized space within the History Center used for public programs and events. The Community Room is available for a $15 per hour rental. The space can hold around 90 people, includes tables, chairs, white board, podium, etc. Small kitchenette area included.

Highlights

  • ClintonCountyHistory.org
  • Facebook.com/ClintonCountyHistory
  • Instagram @ClintonCountyHistory

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Rep/Contact Info

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Shelby Boatman
Executive Director