Support the Clinton Historical Society

In addition to an annual membership, you can support the work of the Clinton Historical Society with
individual and corporate donations, planned giving, donations to our collection, or as a volunteer.

Your contribution helps us preserve, document, research and interpret the Town of Kirkland and Village of Clinton’s past. Here are some of the ways we put your support to work:

• Maintenance of our historic building, the former Clinton Baptist Church built in 1832.

• Preservation and exhibition of our collection of artifacts, images, and original documents.

• Management of our online presence and digital collections.

• Community activities such as our monthly programs, History Camp, and Shoppers Stroll.


Clinton Historical Society members have been particularly generous, donating thousands of dollars annually through individual and planned giving. Here are some ways you can help us carry on our mission for generations to come.

You may make your tax deductible donation by sending a check to the Clinton Historical Society, PO Box 42, Clinton, NY 13323.

Corporate Giving
Please contact us to discuss ways that your business can contribute to the Historical Society.

Planned Giving
We welcome bequests in your will of money, stock, bonds, or valuable personal property.


The Clinton Historical Society collects objects, photographic images, archival items, and library materials related to the Village of Clinton and the Town of Kirkland. The collection is used for educational and entertainment purposes through permanent and rotating exhibits, as well as for genealogical and other types of research.

At the present time new acquisitions to the collections come almost exclusively from donations made by Society Members or the general public. We encourage people to consider a donation to the Society when they are cleaning out attics or barns or downsizing a home. Every donation makes a difference.

Photographs of identified locations or individuals, paintings, books, household items, tools, etc. that have a direct relationship to Clinton or Kirkland are appropriate. Genealogical research on local families is also welcome.

If you are unable to donate an item but might consider selling, contact us to discuss this possibility.

Wish List
Our Wish List contains specific items that fill gaps that we’ve identified in our collection. This list will change as items are acquired and new needs identified, so please check back from time to time.

• Original Photograph of Ehihu Root.
• Any items belonging to Elihu Root.
• An Original Painting by William C. Palmer.
• Book by George Hoyt Allen, Alligators and Allegations, published in 1921.

Do you have questions on how you can contribute or have items you would like to donate? Call us at 315.859.1392, stop by during open hours, or contact us here.


Volunteers help us set up and design exhibits, greet visitors, and maintain our building. We know your time is valuable, so our goal for you as a volunteer is for you to enjoy your experience. We will happily work to accommodate your interests and schedule.

Opportunities to volunteer are available in the following areas:

• Exhibits
• Collections
• Hospitality
• Maintenance
• Data Input and Filing
• Special Projects

If there are other ways you could be of assistance, please let us know.

If you have questions or wish to offer your support call us at 315.859.1392, stop by during open hours, or contact us here.