and Museum

601 South First Street, Clinton, Iowa 52733
563-242-1201

Museum & Library Hours
9:00 - 11:00 a.m. Monday through Friday.
Sunday afternoon from 1:00 - 4:00 p.m.
and other times by appointment.
Special tours are available by calling the museum.

Schedule of events updated May 26, 2012

"Images of AmericaŚClinton, Iowa" is here and can be purchased at the Clinton County Historical Society Museum. It is a beautiful documentation with pictures of Clinton and its history. There are many pictures that have never been published in any other of the history books.

"Images of AmericaŚClinton County, Iowa" contains 128 pages from the archives of the Clinton County Historical Society and follows the history of the cities of Clinton and Lyons from 1835 to the present. It features many of the events, places and people who have made, and are making, the city of Clinton what it has become.

You can order a copy of "Images of AmericaŚClinton, Iowa" by sending $19.99 (out of town orders please add $5 for shipping & handling) to the Clinton County Historical Society, PO Box 2435, Clinton IA 52733.

Welcome to the Clinton County Historical Society and Museum!

Established in 1965 to preserve, promote, and display the history of the residents as they lived, played and worked.  The museum building is a historical landmark dating from 1858.  originally used as a Commission House for steamboats, it was sold to the Oakes family in 1880 for their lumber yard.  The operation continued until 1983.  In 1995, the building was purchased by the Clinton County Historical Society to develop into a museum.

Location

The Clinton Co. Historical Museum and Library is in downtown Clinton at 601 South 1st Street.  It one half block west of the southern end of Riverview Dr. Hours are Monday-Friday 9 a.m. to 11 a.m., Saturdays by appointment and Sunday 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.  Special tours at other times by prior arrangement.

Research Library Now includes Naturalization Record Look up

The Clinton County Historical Museum has a research library which is open to the public during Museum hours.  Information and photographs of Clinton County history are available.  Research requests are always welcome and will be answered in the order they are received. We do not charge for our research, however, we request a donation for copies, postage and time spent. The donations are appreciated and help keep the museum open and running.

Research Requests should be mailed to:

Clinton County Historical Society
Dept IAGW
PO Box 2435
Clinton, IA 52732

Museum

The purpose of the Museum is to preserve and interpret historical artifacts which have been donated to the museum by the public.

Included in the collection are many historical documents and photographs along with other items used in various exhibits.

The Clinton County Historical Society is an all-volunteer organization. Volunteers are always needed and welcomed.  Please contact the CCHS at 242-1201 for more info.

Membership Info

Membership in the Clinton County Historical Society is open to anyone with an interest in history.  Annual dues are Individual: $10; Family: $15; Supporting: $25 or more; and Patron $100 or more.  All members receive a society newsletter, museum and society activity notice and annual meeting invitation.  The Clinton County Historical Society is a non-profit organization and donations are tax-deductible.  To join and or support the society, mail your check or money order to the P.O. Box 2435, Clinton, IA 52733-2435

 

Clinton Genies Newsletter

The Clinton County Historical Society Research Library publishes "Clinton Genies," a quarterly genealogy newsletter researched from our museum library archives. The cost is $6/year and each issue runs about 10 pages full of Clinton county people and events.

To subscribe, send a check or money order to :

Clinton County Historical Society
P.O. Box 2435
Clinton, IA 52732

Pioneer Certificates

The Clinton County Historical Society is now offering Pioneer Certificates to anyone who would like to document their early history in Clinton County. Two certificates are offered - one to honor pioneers before 1850 and on to honor pioneers before 1890. Each certificate is individually made with the name of the descendant, the name of the pioneer and the signature of the president of the Clinton County Historical Society. The cost is $5 - 2.50 S&H..

Please send a check or money order along with the name of the descendant, the name of the pioneer and which certificate you wish to have made to:

 
Clinton County Historical Society
PO Box 2435
Clinton, IA 52733-2435

These make great gifts for family members.

 

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED:

If you live in the Clinton area, your help is greatly needed.  Whether it would be lots of time to help keep the museum and library open or just a few hours once in awhile to help index or organize material, your time would be so appreciated.  Please contact the museum or call 242-1201 for more info.

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