Clinton County History Center: Genealogy library’s last day open this season is Saturday; museum/gift shop open ‘til Dec. 18

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WILMINGTON — The Clinton County History Center’s genealogy research library will be closing for the 2021 season following their last day open on Saturday, Nov. 20. Volunteers will be onsite 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Nov. 20 to assist you in genealogy and ancestral research.

While closed to the public, research requests can be submitted for those looking to have searches completed by an in-house volunteer.

The Center does ask for a $25 minimum donation for all research requests. These donations are used to replenish supplies such as paper, ink, and other archival materials. Volunteers do not receive any compensation.

To submit a research request after the season ends, please email the History Center at [email protected] or call their office at 937-382-4684.

The research library will reopen to the public in March 2022.

Museum, shop open ‘til Dec. 18

The Clinton County History Center’s museum and gift shop will be closing to the public for the 2021 season following their last day open on Saturday, Dec. 18 from 10 a.m.-2 p.m.

The museum will reopen to the public in March 2022.

During this three-month period, staff will be working to update temporary exhibit spaces and increase the visitor experience for next year.

Currently on display, the Center is featuring a 1918 Flu Pandemic exhibit focusing on its effects throughout Clinton County 100 years ago. The museum is also decorated for the holiday season with numerous Christmas trees and many items reflecting on fun childhood memories. Two silver, aluminum trees are available to view as well as a color wheel and gift boxes from the popular G. C. Murphy Store in Wilmington.

It’s a great opportunity to share past holiday memories with grandkids, friends, or family!

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