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Clinton Historical Society

Clinton, New York - Oneida County 

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Clinton Historical Society

Clinton, New York - Oneida County 

1 Fountain Street
PO Box 42
Clinton, NY 13323

Wednesdays 1-4 PM
Saturdays 1-4 PM

“I remember that!”

Discover the History of Clinton and the Town of Kirkland

Since we are limited by COVID 19 regs to just 12 visitors, we are recording the monthly programs and will be placing them on our You Tube Channel

Welcome to Clinton, NY

Clinton, New York is a close-knit community known for its schools, commerce, and illustrious 100 years of hockey history. We invite you to explore our online collection of images, hockey memories, and high school yearbooks. And don’t forget our blog. It has Clinton and Kirkland history starting when Moses Foote and seven families settled here in 1787. So go ahead, lose yourself in Clinton history.

February 7th and February 21st , at 2:00pm

“Architectural Styles of Clinton/Kirkland Homes”

Clinton Historical Society Hosts Two Virtual Zoom Presentations on

Architectural Styles of Clinton/Kirkland Homes”

February 7th and February 21st , at 2:00pm

On February 7th and February 21st , at 2:00pm, the Clinton Historical Society will host it’s latest presentation entitled, “Architectural Styles of Clinton/Kirkland Homes”. There is so much information to share that this presentation will actually  be covered in two installments. Both programs will be presented by Richard Williams, noted local historian. Part One , on February 7th will cover architectural styles of the 19th Century. Part Two, on February 21st will continue to explain the styles and end with so called “ kit homes” found in our town. 

Maybe you live in or near one of the older or distinctive homes in the area? Or perhaps you are interested in learning about different styles such as Greek Revival, Federal, Queen Ann, Italianate Villa, Gothic Revival, and Second Empire. Kirkland? Did you know there are at least five Sears “ kit homes” in Kirkland/Clinton?

Clinton Historian Richard Williams will be your guide on this virtual “walking tour” of the distinctive architectural styles found throughout our town. Richard L. Williams is the former mayor of Clinton (1987–97) and Village Trustee (1976–87). He has been a member of the Clinton Historical Society since 1968 and has served as the editor of its newsletter from 2000 through 2020. He was named the official historian of both the Village of Clinton and Town of Kirkland in 2000. He also was a contributing columnist for the Clinton Courier from 1975–2015 and now writes weekly columns on local history. He has written or edited 12 books on local history. 

Out of an abundance of care for the health of the public, there will be no in person audience. The program is free and open to the public. The entire program will be conducted virtually on February 7th and 21st , 2021 via Zoom at 2:00pm. It will be recorded and placed later on the Clinton Historical Society You Tube Channel .

To gain access to the Zoom link for this event please contact the Clinton Historical Society’s e-mail address and request it: clintonhistoricalsociety1@gmail.com

The Clinton Historical Society You Tube Channel is  https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCy53gja0M7xN00s76j4FZMA 

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2020 Clinton Historical Society Ornament 

Still Available for Purchase 

You are still able to purchase our 4th annual Christmas ornament when you visit the Museum. Cost is $10 per ornament. Masks are required and social distancing adhered to.

Clinton Historical Society is located at 1 Fountain St., Clinton, NY 13323. 315-359-1392. 

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Clinton Historical Society Visitation Guidelines

Updated Feb 6, 2021

Clinton Historical Society is open for public visits during our regular hours of 1:00pm-4:00pm on Wednesdays & Saturdays. However, like everyone else today we have had to make some adjustments in light of the ongoing pandemic and we want to make sure your visit is as healthy, easy, and fun as possible, so here's what you need to know before visiting:
  • If persons are feeling ILL or have any of the COVID-19 symptoms, please do NOTenter the building.
  • Only exhibits on the main floor are accessible.
  • Sorry, no public restroom use.
  • The Museum has a 5 visitor limit at all times. You may be asked to return at an estimated later time. Staff and volunteers will bring the building maximum to 10 at most times.
  • All visitors over the age of 2 years old MUST WEAR A MASK AT ALL TIMES..
  • All Visitors must maintain social distancing of six (6) feet apartbetween yourself and non-related parties.
  • Visitors are required to sign in and sign out and provide a contact phone number.
  • A few hand sanitizer containers are located at the building. Please use them.
  • Monthly Speakers Programs- At present, all of our presentation programs will be Zoom only. This policy is being reviewed regularly in light of evolving  federal, state, and county guidelines. The programs are open to the public at no cost. A Zoom link will be sent to those who would like to participate . The link can be obtained by e-mailing clintonhistoricalsociety1@gmail.com.
  • All programs conducted on Zoom are being released afterwards our You Tube Channel  https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCy53gja0M7xN00s76j4FZMA
  • Visitors who want to conduct on site research MUST MAKE AN APPOINTMENT.
  • Research Request Forms can be found on the org website (under research tab) then submitted for arrangements to be made. Two persons may research given social distancing, masked, using gloves to handle materials and cleaning up the work space before and after conducting research.
Appointments can be made by e-mailing clintonhistoricalsociety1@gmail.com or calling 315-859-1392. Time limits will apply. Specific appointments will be based on volunteer researcher availability.

The Clinton Historical Society is located at 1 Fountain St., Clinton, NY and we encourage the public to visit the website clintonhistory.org for a wealth of local historical information and historical photographs. Like us on Facebook and Twitter.