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Lupone's Clinton Department Store: An American Dream

For 100 years, three generations of the Lupone family ran the Clinton Department Store which is the topic of an upcoming lecture to be presented on Tuesday, April 9 at 6:00 p.m. in the Henry Carter Hull Library at 10 Killingworth Turnpike (Route 81), Clinton.  

The lecture titled "Lupone's Clinton Department Store: An American Dream" will be given by Peg Lupone, wife of Mario Lupone who is a grandson of the original founder. With photos and stories that span several generations, Peg Lupone will reveal just how central to the life of the town a small department store was, decades ago. 

This lecture is co-sponsored by the Clinton Historical Society and the Henry Carter Hull Library and is free and open to the public.

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
Pierson School Exhibit Coming Soon

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 will honor the history of the Abraham Pierson School which is closing in June 2019. The exhibit will include memorabilia from many decades including school programs, posters, report cards, and more.

Come see the centerpiece attraction — a 9-foot long replica of the Pierson School in Legos! The Lego sculpture will be on display at the school until it closes, and will then be moved to the Museum Room for the remainder of the year.

CHS and the Little Red Schoolhouse

Update: CHS board member Carrie Allen has been working with the Town’s Board of Selectman and recently received permission for CHS to inventory and clean the Little Red Schoolhouse. That’ll be the first step. We still plan to seek permission to open the schoolhouse for town-wide events later this year.

On August 28, 2018 a group of CHS board members toured the Little Red Schoolhouse on Cow Hill Road and made plans to help the Department of Public Works decide how to restore the interior so that residents can visit this historical gem. One hundred years ago, this property was the site for the town's annual 4th of July picnics. Wouldn't it be fun to revive that event? The teacups and china are ready and waiting in the cabinets.