We started acquiring historical objects and documents back in the 1920s. They were displayed in the “history room” of the Kirkland Town Library. These were the items in our first collection at the founding of the Clinton Historical Society in 1962.

Today our extensive collection includes images, documents, artifacts, exhibits, ephemera, Clinton Central School yearbooks, and Clinton hockey history. So whether you’re just browsing or doing research, we’re sure you’ll discover lots of new and interesting facts about Clinton and the Town of Kirkland. And maybe a bit of your own history along the way!

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Images & Artifacts

Explore our library of over 4,000 images of people, places, and things from Clinton’s past. From businesses to civic organizations and schools to leisure, you’ll enjoy your visual journey back in time.



Check out current exhibits and a list of our twelve permanent exhibits in transportation, manufacturing, business, education, sports, and culture.


Yearbooks from 1950-1989

The complete Clinton High School yearbook for every year from 1950-1989 in easy to view and download PDFs.

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Hockey History at Thank You Albert Prettyman

2018 was quite a year as the community celebrated 100 years of hockey with the Thank You Albert Prettyman weekend in February. Then in September, we won the national Kraft Hockeyville USA title. The Thank You Albert Prettyman/Clinton Hockeyville USA website is now a part of our site.



The Munson Library contains maps, school records, church records, files on businesses, farming, service clubs, and the fire department. There are also scrapbooks fully indexed and searchable, books by Clinton authors, and many artifacts. Get our complete collections list and review our research guidelines here.

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Become a Member

Support the Society and enjoy special privileges. Choose from a variety of membership levels.