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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
315.859.1392

Wednesdays 1-4 PM
Saturdays 1-4 PM

Kirkland College 52 Years Later

Kirkland College Clinton NY

By Richard Williams Does anyone recall Kirkland College, the girls’ school on the Hill between 1968 and 1978? The short-lived experiment which opened nearly 40 years ago with such great promise came to a grinding halt when its parent, Hamilton College, would not provide more funding. Samuel Fisher Babbitt served with distinction as Kirkland College’s … Read more

Clinton Baseball…or in 1864, Base Ball

clinton baseball

By Richard Williams Today baseball remains a major spring to fall sports attraction here in Clinton with high school, Little League, American Legion, and Hamilton College teams competing. The “national pastime” has a history dating back to the 1830s and 1840s when somewhat similar games were played with some different rules and procedures. The New … Read more

History of the Park Hotel and the Fire of 1961

Park Hotel Clinton NY

By Richard Williams The Park Hotel stood on South Park Row between 1883 and 1961. Originally, it was a smaller home of prominent Clinton banker and businessman Deacon Orrin Gridley. He died in 1847. It was thought that portions of the building were probably parts of the oldest original homestead on the Clinton Square (the … Read more