Ghost Walks Tours Are Completely SOLD OUT!

If you have already reserved a ticket, click here for more information. Rain Date is Thursday, Oct. 24. Check back here on the day of the event for updates on weather and rescheduling, if it rains.

Tour the Little Red Schoolhouse, Oct. 19

Take a trip back in time when the Clinton Historical Society presents a rare opportunity to tour the interior of a one-room Little Red Schoolhouse, built in the early 1800s, which remains in its original condition today. The one-room schoolhouse served Clinton's children of all ages for many years, and was also a gathering place for residents who celebrated the Fourth of July on the property.

On Saturday, October 19, the schoolhouse will be open for a one-day special event co-sponsored by the Clinton Historical Society and the Henry Carter Hull Library. As there is no parking permitted at the site, visitors will be shuttled on the Clinton Trolley from the library at 10 Killingworth Turnpike to the schoolhouse on Cow Hill Road. Light refreshments and a presentation about the history of the schoolhouse will be available in the library's Community Room as you await your trolley ride. The last trolley will leave the library at 12:30 p.m. This event is free and open to the public.

Highlights from Our Annual Members’ Garden Party, August 2019

The garden was filled with music, food, drink and friends on Sunday, August 8, 2019. Paul Neri, local musician and luthier, generously played for us which made the afternoon especially festive. Dianne Gustafson, CHS Garden Co-Chairperson, invited members to acknowledge the tree and birdbath which were recently installed in the garden in memory of Lucy Elliot and Trudy Stannard, two beloved CHS members who designed and created these spectacular gardens and tended them for many years. Mary-Kelly Busch and Anne Baker, Hospitality Co-Chairpersons, made the entire day feel effortless for the rest of us. Here are some photo highlights from the day’s events.

The Abraham pierson school will be the subject of our special exhibit in the museum room this year.

The Abraham pierson school will be the subject of our special exhibit in the museum room this year.

Museum Room Open Every Thursday
Now Showing: Pierson School Exhibit

An often overlooked gem, the Museum Room in Town Hall is a treasure trove of historical artifacts from Clinton’s past and is now open every Thursday evening from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. Permanent exhibits include displays about early settlers, education, Native Americans, industry, shipbuilding, and the War of 1812. 

This year, our special exhibit honors the history of the Abraham Pierson School which closed in June 2019. The exhibit includes memorabilia from many decades including school programs, posters, report cards, and more.