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.


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. We’ll be hosting an Open House event at the schoolhouse on October 19. Stay tuned for more details soon.