Celebrating Clinton County 2022: Township Talks


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You may know that Clinton County was formed in 1810 and the community is 212 years old this year. But ask yourself, “How much do I know about the township in which I live?”

The Clinton County Genealogical and Historical Societies is placing a spotlight on the community’s townships during “Township Talks”, a special research event hosted once a month from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. June to September with select townships featured monthly.

During these five Saturdays of the summer season, the Societies will be opening their doors and providing you with all the materials you need to learn about Clinton County as a whole.

These Township Talks will be open to both members and non-members at no cost. The Societies ask for a donation if you find your visit well worth your while — which they are confident you will.

• Saturday, June 25 – Clark, Green, Jefferson, and Washington Twps.

• Saturday, July 30 – Liberty, Richland, Wayne, and Wilson Twps.

• Saturday, August 27 – Adams, Chester, Marion, and Vernon Twps.

• Saturday, September 24 – Union Twp./City of Wilmington

Family tree forms, research charts, and Celebrating Clinton County pencils will be given by the Genealogical Society.

For kiddos who visit, Clinton County coloring sheets and crayons will be given to children age 7 and under. A short museum scavenger hunt will be offered by the Historical Society throughout the featured day.

Both organizational missions include the preservation of Clinton County’s history and genealogy. The Genealogical & Historical Societies rely on memberships and donations to operate.

To learn more, please visit www.ClintonCountyHistory.org and save the upcoming dates on your calendar.

For those who visit during a “Township Talks” event, their name will be entered into a drawing for a variety of fun prizes. The township with the most participation will receive a free copy of the “Census of 1860 for Clinton County” book on behalf of the Societies.

Share your knowledge of Clinton County’s townships, too, by submitting your research or facts to [email protected] . If selected, they will be added to research files for future use and you could win a prize.

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