Indian River Cemetery Tour Oct. 6 at 2:00 p.m.
Join us for a fascinating tour through the Indian River Cemetery, led by Bob Bruch, longtime sexton and historian for the Clinton Cemetery Association. Bob will lead the visitors to some of the oldest gravestones in the cemetery, revealing the history of Clinton’s earliest settlers including Jared Eliot and Abraham Pierson. Refreshments will be served in the cemetery’s office following the tour. This event is free and open to the public. Rain date: October 13 at 2:00 PM.
October 23 & 24
Don’t miss out on our wildly popular Ghost Walks, held this year on Oct. 23 & 24 at 6:00, 6:30, and 7:00 PM. The one-hour tours begin in “Old Brick” at 103 E. Main Street where a crackling fire welcomes guests and refreshments will be served. From there, groups will be led past some of the most haunted houses on Main Street with historic commentary provided along the route, followed by a visit to the historic Stanton House. Then it’s into the darkened graveyard, lit only by a few candles and the moon, where the ghosts of Clinton’s past await you.
This popular event sells out quickly as space is limited. Tickets are $13 per person. Reservations are required and can only be made by sending an email to CHSOldBrick@gmail.com. Please give us your name, phone number, the date and time of the tour you want to reserve, and the number of tickets you need. You will receive a return confirmation by email. Payment is by cash or check, collected at the door on the night of the event.
Comfortable shoes are recommended as the terrain in the graveyard can be uneven. Guests are encouraged to bring a flashlight. Please let us know if you need to cancel your reservation, as space sells out and we maintain a waiting list. In the event of heavy rain, the event will be canceled and we will post a cancellation message on this website as well as on the Historical Society’s answering machine.
Christmas at Old Brick
Open House &
Fires will blaze on the hearth, the house will be decorated for the holiday season, and warm cider will be just one of the tempting treats offered to all who visit the oldest brick house on the Post Road, the Elisha White House, nicknamed "Old Brick.” We’ll be open for Christmas in Clinton on December 2. Join us!
December also ushers in our sumptuous Holiday Luncheons and Dinners served in our beautifully decorated historical house museum. This year, the luncheons will be offered on Dec. 5 & 6, dinners on Dec. 7 & 8. These are extraordinary opportunities to dine in a gracious setting that evokes life more than 200 years ago. Reservations are a must, and details will be available soon.
CHS Visits the Little Red Schoolhouse
On August 28, 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.