History Center making history


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Clinton County Historical Center Trustee John “Tim” Rudduck speaks at the event.

Clinton County Historical Center Trustee John “Tim” Rudduck speaks at the event.


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A sampling of the many events upcoming in 2020 at the History Center.


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Executive Director Shelby Boatman speaks at the annual meeting.


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WILMINGTON — The Clinton County History Center hosted its Annual Membership Meeting on March 10 which included a review of the Society’s 2019 activities and accomplishments.

President Stan Hannah thanked the board and staff for their hard work and congratulated them on a successful year.

Director Shelby Boatman provided a review of accomplishments, including stating they welcomed 655 visitors to the History Center and 258 active members last year; volunteers donated over 1,200 hours; two historical markers were debuted with the help of the History Center in 2019; the formation of the Veterans Oral History Project with help from several community partners; and the popular Clinton County Throwback Thursday photo partnership with the Wilmington News Journal.

Four current board members — Nicki Bennett, Lauren Raizk, Christine Snyder, and Renee Walker — renewed their terms. Keith Orejel, a professor of history at Wilmington College, was also nominated and approved to serve on the Society’s Board during the Annual Meeting.

The History Center reopens March 11 for the season with 72 years of preserving local history. Genealogy library and touring hours are Wednesday-Friday 1-4 p.m. and Saturdays 10 a.m.-2 p.m. For more information visit their website www.clintoncountyhistory.org or on social media @clintonocountyhistory.

Clinton County Historical Center Trustee John “Tim” Rudduck speaks at the event.
https://www.wnewsj.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/22/2020/03/web1_IMG_7571-1.jpegClinton County Historical Center Trustee John “Tim” Rudduck speaks at the event. Courtesy photos

A sampling of the many events upcoming in 2020 at the History Center.
https://www.wnewsj.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/22/2020/03/web1_IMG_7572-1.jpegA sampling of the many events upcoming in 2020 at the History Center. Courtesy photos

Executive Director Shelby Boatman speaks at the annual meeting.
https://www.wnewsj.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/22/2020/03/web1_IMG_7578-1.jpegExecutive Director Shelby Boatman speaks at the annual meeting. Courtesy photos

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