Clinton County Historical Society: New director, expanded hours


Facility expands open hours to Saturdays

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Executive Director Shelby Boatman speaks about the future of CCHS to community members during their Annual Board Meeting.

Executive Director Shelby Boatman speaks about the future of CCHS to community members during their Annual Board Meeting.


Molly Boatman photo

From left are Jennifer Hollon, CCHS President; Bev Beireis, Collections Manager; Shelby Boatman, Executive Director; and Susan Henry, Genealogy President.


Molly Boatman photo

WILMINGTON — The Clinton County Historical Society introduced its newest Executive Director, Shelby Boatman, to the public on Tuesday, March 12 during the society’s Annual Board Meeting.

Boatman is a Clinton County native, graduating from Wilmington High School in 2013 and earning her Bachelor’s Degree in History and Political Science from Ashland University in 2017. She is currently attending Northern Kentucky University and will obtain her Master’s in Public History in spring 2020.

In her new role, Boatman becomes the 10th Executive Director in the history of the Historical Society.

The Annual Board Meeting saw 35 community members in attendance, with refreshments generously donated by Laney Cakes Bakery and Kava Haus, both of Wilmington.

During the meeting, Boatman gave a speech on her vision for the future of CCHS and touched upon how she will focus on growing the museum’s awareness and their partnership with others throughout Clinton County.

Since accepting the position, she has also extended both the Museum and Genealogy Library’s hours to make them more accessible to the public. They are now open 1-4 p.m. Wednesday through Friday and 10 a.m.-2 p.m. every Saturday.

You can find more information about their events, exhibits, and how to become a member by visiting their website, www.ClintonCountyHistory.org or on their social media page at facebook.com/ClintonCountyHistory.

Executive Director Shelby Boatman speaks about the future of CCHS to community members during their Annual Board Meeting.
https://www.wnewsj.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/22/2019/03/web1_speaking-to-crowd.jpgExecutive Director Shelby Boatman speaks about the future of CCHS to community members during their Annual Board Meeting. Molly Boatman photo

From left are Jennifer Hollon, CCHS President; Bev Beireis, Collections Manager; Shelby Boatman, Executive Director; and Susan Henry, Genealogy President.
https://www.wnewsj.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/22/2019/03/web1_four-women.jpgFrom left are Jennifer Hollon, CCHS President; Bev Beireis, Collections Manager; Shelby Boatman, Executive Director; and Susan Henry, Genealogy President. Molly Boatman photo
Facility expands open hours to Saturdays

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