What’s On Display

The Clinton Historical Society currently has a display of products, collectibles and other items from Clinton businesses of the past. Included in the display are advertising materials, pictures of the businesses and their actual products. Some of the businesses represented are the Split Rock Mineral Spring, the Clinton Metallic Paint

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Hamilton College Joins National Park Service Observance of 150th Anniversary of Civil War’s End “Bells across the Land” Program Scheduled April 9

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

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Stage Coach Travel to Clinton in 1826

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.

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1850s in Clinton

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

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Genealogy Tips

Ask them about where their parents, or grandparents are buried. Ask if any of your relatives have previously done any genealogy research. Find out who are your oldest living relatives, visit them and record your conversation with them. Send for copies of birth certificates on individuals. Send for copies of

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Black History Post Civil War

Slaves Rescued in Utica Prior to the Civil War fugitive slave laws sought to capture runaway slaves from the south and return them to their owners. The famous “Jerry” rescue in Syracuse occurred in 1851, but Utica had a similar rescue in December 1836. “When two Negro men were claimed

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