Shakespeare in the Garden

Free performances of '“The Tempest” to be held outdoors in our beautiful gardens at CHS on Saturday, August 10 and Sunday, August 11. Click here for more details.

Members’ Garden Party

All CHS members are invited to attend our annual Garden Party in the gardens at Old Brick on Sunday, Sept. 8 from 3:00-5:00 p.m. Bring finger food to share, either an appetizer or dessert. We’ll provide the beverages and merriment!

Book Signings

Author Peggy Adler will be signing copies of her book, “Images of America: Clinton” as a fundraiser for CHS on two occasions — July 25 from 5-7 p.m. in Town Hall, and August 21 from 9-12 in the library behind Old Brick. The book is filled with historical photos of Clinton, many from our extensive archives. Join us for these events and help support our preservation of history.

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 is closing 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. 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.