Preserve the Past for the Future
Welcome to the official website of the Clinton Historical Society. The Village of Clinton is located in Oneida County in the heart of the historic Mohawk Valley. Here you will find some of what the Clinton Historical Society has to offer. You will see pictures from our archives, get information about the us, see the list of books and maps available for sale, and get a brief history. If you are in the area, please be sure to visit us. For more information, please contact us.
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Clinton, N.Y. – In accordance with the National Park Service’s call to ring “Bells across the Land: A Nation Remembers Appomattox,” http://www.nps.gov/cebe/learn/news/join-the-national-park-service-in-ringing-bells-across-the-land-a-nation-remembers-appomattox.htm the Hamilton College Chapel bell will ring for four minutes at 3:15 p.m. on Thursday, April 9, to mark the four years of war that ended 150 years ago at Appomattox. One
Today our travel mode mainly is by the privately owned car or truck. We take for granted paved roads with safety stripes, shoulders, good maintenance and periodic resurfacing. Back in 1826 things differed for all travelers as the roads weren’t more than wagon trails barely sufficient for an ox team.
Can anyone take a look backwards to 1852 and visualize what Clinton looked like, what buildings and homes were standing, what business ventures prospered or failed, or what citizens did for fun and entertainment in the middle of the 19th century? Let’s turn the clock back now to the less