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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

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.

“The Last Dormitory”: A Guided Gambol Through the Necropolis of Hamilton College

Press Release: Clinton Historical Society1 Fountain StreetClinton,  NY  13323 Phone (315) 859-1392 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: DAWN … Read more

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Kirkland College 52 Years Later

By Richard Williams Does anyone recall Kirkland College, the girls’ school on the Hill between 1968 and 1978? The short-lived … Read more

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Clinton Baseball…or in 1864, Base Ball

By Richard Williams Today baseball remains a major spring to fall sports attraction here in Clinton with high school, Little … Read more

The 160 Year Journey of Clinton’s Oldest School Bell

By Richard Williams A school bell has traveled around the village since 1859 and resides quietly in the lobby of … Read more

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History of the Park Hotel and the Fire of 1961

By Richard Williams The Park Hotel stood on South Park Row between 1883 and 1961. Originally, it was a smaller … Read more

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Village of Clinton Settled by Veterans of The Revolutionary War

We thought that a good place to start our history blog would be with an article about Clinton’s founding. It’s … Read more