e-newsletter V.10 #2

Historical Society of Clinton, Michigan

P.O. Box 647, Clinton, MI 49236


Nov. 15, 2020


Sorry we are having no in person programs.  We have postponed this Fall’s programs with hopes that we will have them in Spring. Also no Christmas Walk.


PICNIC – JUNE 23RD-6 pm -The picnic was held at the Smith Kimball and two houses received Historic Building Plaques for houses at 602 Tecumseh Rd. ,  313 Jackson Rd. and

13514 E. Michigan Ave.


HISTORIC  SPIRIT WALK – Oct.  24- Thirty-seven people participated in the Spirit Walk this year.    The Clinton Inn put out a wonderful treat afterwards.  Thanks to our president, Norleen Hicks, for putting this together this successful event.



For the first year, HSC is offering a scholarship to a Clinton High School senior who will write a historic paper about a Clinton person, place, event, business or organization.  The committee working on this is :  Mike Walters, Pat Sturk and Jan Wegner.


PHOTO BOOK FOR CLINTON- Still being worked on by the HSC Board.   Pat Sturk is doing editing. We hope the first volume will come out next year: A Century of Clinton’s Past, volume 1, Downtown, Business & Industry, 1880-1980 .

DONATION – Clinton High School has donated 27 VHS tapes of sports, graduations and dramas.   We will begin to digitize these soon.  If you would like to help with this project, please e-mail Sharon Scott at sascott2@comcast.net. This is done in the basement of the library.

HIGH SCHOOL YEARBOOKS – The Historical Society is gathering Clinton High School Yearbooks to be digitized by the Oklahoma Correctional Industries.  We are gathering yearbooks from the 1950s-1999.  We still need 1957, 1977, 1982.  The Clinton High School has already furnished us with some issues not in our archives.  They are returned in same condition sent.  They do this free to us.  Please contact Sharon Scott if you have any of missing issues.

HOSPICE LIGHTS OF LOVE –  Dec.  6,  from 6-8 pm.  at the Smith-Kimball Community Center.  We will be furnishing cookies for the event.




If you order from amazon you can go to amazonsmile.com instead and choose the Historical Society of Clinton as your charity.  Your order is processed just the same as if you’re on amazon, but HSC will get a .5% back. We get a quarterly check.  Use this for your Christmas shopping.



We are going to honor one of our past members, Robert Way, this year by purchasing and planting a tree on the SKCC grounds.   Robert Way (1931-2020 )  was born in Clinton and had a  wealth of local historical knowledge that he shared  with many.  Bob and his wife Mary Jane worked on several HSC projects and also donated items to the HSC archives. We are very grateful that the family designated our Society as a memorial funds recipient.    Bob will be remembered in our hearts and with a tree and memorial plaque at the Smith-Kimball Community Center.

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Three Lancaster Scrapbooks have been scanned by members, Nikki and Samuel Hall. They have used a program called cam-scanner on a phone.  The results will be available soon at the library desk on a thumb drive.  The articles and obituaries cover the 1920’s to 1950’s.  Also Lenore Binns is working on cataloging our” Sell DeMuth Collection” of general store records, from the 1870’s to 1910’s.

We still need help with filing, pasting obituaries and cataloging books.  We usually work on Fridays from 3-5 pm at the library.  Let us know if you can help.