e-newsletter V.4 #1 Historical Society of Clinton, Michigan P.O. Box 647, Clinton, MI 49236 www.clinthis.org February 20, 2014
UPCOMING PROGRAMS & EVENTS:
March 25, 2014- 7p.m. at Clinton Library “ DIGGING FOR 19th CENTURY BOTTLES IN CLINTON” Ted Kinney of Kalamazoo, who with Sanjit Deswal, dug in some of the old privies in Clinton in 2013, will talk about their method of digging and the collecting of old bottles. Some of the bottles they found were donated to the Historical Society. You can bring an old bottle to show and be identified.
April 22, 2014 7.p.m. at Clinton Library ANNUAL MEETING and 2014 BUILDIN MARKER AWARDS at 7:30. Officers are elected at this meeting and the budget for 2014-2015 is approved. Then Plaques will also be awarded for those owners, of buildings in Clinton, who have turned in applications (75 years or older) and been approved by the Building Marker Committee. Right now there are four applications.
May 20, 2014- 6 p.m. at the Clinton Inn-CELEBRATION OF 40 YEARS FOR THE HISTORICAL SOCIETY OF CLINTON, MICHIGAN. Dinner & Program. Make reservations by May 13 with Mary Houghton at 456-4074. Cost to be determined. Program by Norleen Hicks & Dianne Davis.
June 24m 2014 6 p,m. ANNUAL PICNIC AT THE SMITH KIMBALL COMMUNITY CENTER. Bring a dish to pass and your own dishes.
August 8-10- US 12 GARAGE SALE… It’s never too early to start collecting. We will need people to sign up to work sorting & pricing on Aug. 7, from 9-3 and on Aug. 8 & 9, from 9-5 for the sale. If you can help please call: Norleen at 517-442-8385.
Sept 26 & 27th Sale and Exhibit at Smith-Kimball during FALL FESTIVAL 10-4. If you can volunteer to man our table a couple of hours, please call Sharon at 456-7198.
CLINTON MUGS & T-SHIRTS FOR SALE- We have Clinton Mugs for Sale for $5. Ask a member. T-Shirts are at Floyd’s Wood Carving & Antique Store. They are priced from $10-$17. Thanks to local merchants for helping the Society.
CLINTON LOCAL AVAILABLE DIGITALLY- The Friends of the Library & the Historical Society have made the Clinton Local 2001-2010 available at the Library, digitally. You can search for your topic through this whole decade. Also completed are the 1881-1920( where copies were available) and 1920-1940. The Friends of the Library have just voted to support the digitization of the 1940s&1950s. This is converting microfilm to digits. Thank you; what a nice gift to the Library and community.
CHRISTMAS HOUSE TOUR Under the leadership of Norleen Hicks our Christmas House Tour raised $372. Thanks to all who helped in any way. Planning for 2014 Walk is underway. If you’d like to help see Norleen.
ARCHIVES- We have finished organizing the 1970 clippings from the Clinton Local. Next is organizing news clippings from the 2000s so that they can be filed. We work 2:30-4:30 and can still use help. We will meet on Monday March 10 and 24 and April 7 & 21. A new venture will be cataloging our book collection. Cynthia Given has agreed to start this project. Archives are open for research on most Fridays, 3-5pm.

-newsletter V.4 #2
Historical Society of Clinton, Michigan
P.O. Box 647, Clinton, MI 49236
www.clinthis.org
June 10, 2014
UPCOMING PROGRAMS & EVENTS:
June 24m 2014 6 p.m. ANNUAL PICNIC AT THE SMITH KIMBALL COMMUNITY CENTER. Bring a dish to pass and your own dishes. Ice Tea and Lemonade provided.
July 26- Trip to Belle Isle: Aquarium & Dossin Ship Museum. Meet at the Community Center at 9 am to Car Pool. Kathy Snow is the contact and planner for this event. Let her know if you plan to come, 734-660-4174.
August 8-10- US 12 GARAGE SALE… It’s never too early to start collecting. We will need people to sign up to help set up on Thursday and sell on Friday & Saturday. Call Norleen at 517-442-8385. If you plan to have a sale call Mary Houghton by Aug. 1, at 456-4074 and you will be on the Clinton Area Map.
Sept 26 & 27th Sale and Exhibit at Smith-Kimball during FALL FESTIVAL 10-4. If you can volunteer to man our table a couple of hours, please call Sharon at 456-7198.
CLINTON MUGS & T-SHIRTS FOR SALE- We have Clinton Mugs for Sale for $5. Ask a member. T-Shirts are at Floyd’s Wood Carving & Antique Store. They are priced from $10-$17. Thanks to local merchants for helping the Society.
CLINTON LOCAL AVAILABLE DIGITALLY- The Friends of the Library & the Historical Society have made the Clinton Local 1940-1960 available at the Library, digitally. You can search for your topic through this whole decade. The Friends of the Library have supported this lastest digitization. We are so grateful.
CHRISTMAS HOUSE TOUR, Dec. 6, 5-8 pm. Planning for 2014 Walk is underway, with 3 houses, the Episcopal Church & the Smith Kimball Community Center. The walk through for volunteers will be Dec. 2nd at 6pm., beginning with food at the Community Center. If you’d like to help see Norleen.

ARCHIVES- We have finished organizing the 1970 clippings from the Clinton Local. Next is organizing news clippings from the 2000s so that they can be filed. We work 2:30-4:30 and can still use help. We will next meet on Monday June 23rd, & July 28. A new venture will be cataloging our book collection. Cynthia Given has agreed to start this project. Archives are open for research on most Fridays, 3-5pm. Check the web-site for the schedule.

RECENT DONATIONS TO OUR ARCHIVES
We received a large antique Pharmacy Bottle from Michael & Patti Butzsky and books on the underground Railway in Lenawee County from Pat Sturk. Donations of area historical items are always welcome.

NEW BOARD MEMBER- STACIE WATERS- Stacie was elected Secretary at the April Annual Meeting. Stacie and her family live on Brown Street and she is an ER nurse at Mott Children’s Hospital.

e-newsletter V.5 #1

Historical Society of Clinton, Michigan

P.O. Box 647, Clinton, MI 49236

www.clinthis.org

Feb. 24, 2015

UPCOMING PROGRAMS & EVENTS:
March 24, 7 pm at Clinton Library ͞HI“TORIC LANDSCAPES IN SOUTHERN MICHIGAN͟ with program by Robert Kellum.

April 28, Annual Meeting- 6:30pm, Program-7pm at the Clinton Library.
BUILDING MARKERS AWARDED AND HISTORY OF THE RIVERSIDE CEMETERY By
Cheryl Matzinger.

May 9, 1-3 pm Saturday at the Smith Kimball Community Center- SHOW
CASE/OPEN HOUSE. Invite your friends to come and see what the Historical
Society is doing and become a member. There will showing off our Building
Markers & House Tour, our digitization of Foreman Films and the Clinton Local
and Items from our Archives.

June 23, 6pm at the Smith Kimball Community Center- PICNIC- Bring a dish to
pass and your table service.

August 7-9- US 12 GARAGE SALE… “tart collecting now…

Sept 25 & 26th SALE & EXHIBIT at Smith-Kimball during FALL FESTIVAL 10-4

STOP BY AND SEE THE EXHIBIT ON ͞Henry Ford in the Clinton Area͟ AND

PURCHASE ONE OF OUR BOOKS,MUGS, POSTCARDS, T-SHIRTS OR OTHER ITEMS.

NOTIFICATION OF UPDATING OF BY-LAWS- TO BE VOTED ON AT ANNUAL

MEETING AND TO TAKE EFFECT IN APRIL OF 2016. This will in effect raise dues

for single $8 to $10 and Married Couple from $12 to $15 and make Life

Membership $150.

SECTION VII-DUES-Article A ANNUAL MEMBER

Single (One (1) Vote) $10.00/ year

Married Couple (Two (2) Votes) $15.00/ year

HONORARY LIFE (One (1) Vote) 0

LIFE (One (1) Vote) $150

HONORARY (No Vote) 0

BUILDING MARKER PROGRAM- HSC is still awarding building markers. If your

building is at least 75 years and retains its historical character you can apply for a

marker; by Aril 1, 2015. Applications are available at the Library.

CHRISTMAS HOUSE TOUR, Dec.12 , 5-8 pm. Believe it or not; planning for 2015

Walk is just beginning. If you would like to show your home or help call Norleen

at 517-442-8385

New Life Member- We are happy to have a new life member Julia Glass. She lives

on Brown St. We are encouraging new memberships this year.

ARCHIVES- We have received some new records: Clinton Fire Department Logs &

1930s list of members of the Clinton Fire Association and Esther Schmidt Papers

Archives are open for research on most Fridays, 3-5pm. Check the web-site for

the schedule for working on the files on Mondays and working on Fridays. Help is

always appreciated.

MONEY, MONEY, MONEY- The HSC has spent around $700 on transferring

1930/40s Film, which we received in the 1980s from Robert Foreman, to digital

with the work being done by American Video in Brighton. This film was taken by

James R. Foreman who was Village President in the 1940s.

CLINTON LOCAL AVAILABLE DIGITALLY- The Friends of the Library & the Historical

Society have made the Clinton Local 1880-1960 available at the Library, digitally.

Irish Hills Towers, 1928 –
pHOTO IN NEWSLETTER

e-newsletter V.5 #1

Historical Society of Clinton, Michigan

P.O. Box 647, Clinton, MI 49236

www.clinthis.org

Feb. 24, 2015

UPCOMING PROGRAMS & EVENTS:
March 24, 7 pm at Clinton Library ͞HI“TORIC LANDSCAPES IN SOUTHERN MICHIGAN͟ with program by Robert Kellum.

April 28, Annual Meeting- 6:30pm, Program-7pm at the Clinton Library.
BUILDING MARKERS AWARDED AND HISTORY OF THE RIVERSIDE CEMETERY By
Cheryl Matzinger.

May 9, 1-3 pm Saturday at the Smith Kimball Community Center- SHOW
CASE/OPEN HOUSE. Invite your friends to come and see what the Historical
Society is doing and become a member. There will showing off our Building
Markers & House Tour, our digitization of Foreman Films and the Clinton Local
and Items from our Archives.

June 23, 6pm at the Smith Kimball Community Center- PICNIC- Bring a dish to
pass and your table service.

August 7-9- US 12 GARAGE SALE… “tart collecting now…

Sept 25 & 26th SALE & EXHIBIT at Smith-Kimball during FALL FESTIVAL 10-4

STOP BY AND SEE THE EXHIBIT ON ͞Henry Ford in the Clinton Area͟ AND

PURCHASE ONE OF OUR BOOKS,MUGS, POSTCARDS, T-SHIRTS OR OTHER ITEMS.

NOTIFICATION OF UPDATING OF BY-LAWS- TO BE VOTED ON AT ANNUAL

MEETING AND TO TAKE EFFECT IN APRIL OF 2016. This will in effect raise dues

for single $8 to $10 and Married Couple from $12 to $15 and make Life

Membership $150.

SECTION VII-DUES-Article A ANNUAL MEMBER

Single (One (1) Vote) $10.00/ year

Married Couple (Two (2) Votes) $15.00/ year

HONORARY LIFE (One (1) Vote) 0

LIFE (One (1) Vote) $150

HONORARY (No Vote) 0

BUILDING MARKER PROGRAM- HSC is still awarding building markers. If your

building is at least 75 years and retains its historical character you can apply for a

marker; by Aril 1, 2015. Applications are available at the Library.

CHRISTMAS HOUSE TOUR, Dec.12 , 5-8 pm. Believe it or not; planning for 2015

Walk is just beginning. If you would like to show your home or help call Norleen

at 517-442-8385

New Life Member- We are happy to have a new life member Julia Glass. She lives

on Brown St. We are encouraging new memberships this year.

ARCHIVES- We have received some new records: Clinton Fire Department Logs &

1930s list of members of the Clinton Fire Association and Esther Schmidt Papers

Archives are open for research on most Fridays, 3-5pm. Check the web-site for

the schedule for working on the files on Mondays and working on Fridays. Help is

always appreciated.

MONEY, MONEY, MONEY- The HSC has spent around $700 on transferring

1930/40s Film, which we received in the 1980s from Robert Foreman, to digital

with the work being done by American Video in Brighton. This film was taken by

James R. Foreman who was Village President in the 1940s.

CLINTON LOCAL AVAILABLE DIGITALLY- The Friends of the Library & the Historical

Society have made the Clinton Local 1880-1960 available at the Library, digitally.

Irish Hills Towers, 1928 –
pHOTO IN NEWSLETTER