Clinton History Blog
The Society is pleased to present a written history of Clinton and the Town of Kirkland in our blog. Every week we’ll post either a new article or one from the hundreds in our archives. You’ll discover fascinating facts about business, culture, schools, and sports.
We are fortunate that Clinton has had so many citizen historians write about its rich history. They include among others Phil Munson, Mary Dever, and Ed Stanley. Their work has appeared in the Historical Society’s newsletter, in the Clinton Courier, and in books, many of which are available in our store.
Today we are especially grateful for Clinton historian Dick Williams’s work over the last 40 years. He has written and edited 6 books, including Kirkland Since 1827, Big Moose Community Chapel, and Farms and Barns of Kirkland, New York, which is in its second printing. His many articles have appeared in the Clinton Courier, Waterville Times, Hamilton College Spectator, Mohawk Valley Living, and Utica Observer Dispatch.
Dick’s articles will appear most frequently in our blog, but there will also be informative pieces by others, including the authors mentioned above. We hope you enjoy your journey through Clinton’s long, illustrious past.
By Richard Williams A school bell has traveled around the village since 1859 and resides quietly in the lobby of … Read more