CALENDAR

  • Fri
    01
    Mar
    2019
    7:30 pmCreek Meeting House

    Tales from the Ancient Documents: Taverns And Squabbles in Clinton

    Presented by Will Tatum.

    Dutchess County Historian Will Tatum will present “Tales from the Ancient Documents: Taverns and Squabbles in Clinton”. While cataloging court records of the county’s Ancient Documents Collection, the office of the Dutchess County Historian has uncovered unique patterns relating to early life in the Town of Clinton. Why did Clinton lead the way in licensing taverns in post-Revolutionary War Dutchess County? Are there connections between the large number of taverns and instances of assault, bastardy, and other crimes in the town from the 1780s through the 1830s? Join us to consider these questions and other stories.

  • Fri
    05
    Apr
    2019
    6:30 pmCreek Meeting House

    The Town of Clinton Historical Society is a membership organization. Members join together for a potluck supper every April to elect new trustees and officers and conduct the Society’s business.

  • Sat
    20
    Apr
    2019
    7:00 pmCreek Meeting House


    All About Eve is a backstage story revolving around aspiring actress Eve Harrington. Tattered and forlorn, Eve shows up in the dressing room of Broadway mega-star Margo Channing, telling a melancholy life story to Margo and her friends. Margo takes Eve under her wing, and it appears that Eve is a conniver that uses Margo. Directed by Joseph L. Mankiewicz.

     

     

    To Catch A Thief is the story of a notorious cat burglar John Robie (Cary Grant) that retired to tend vineyards on the French Riviera. When a series of robberies is committed in his style, John must clear his name. Armed with a list of people who own the most expensive jewels currently in the area, John begins following the first owner, young Francie (Grace Kelly). When her jewels are stolen, Francie suspects John, destroying their tentative romance. John goes on the lam to catch the thief and clear his own name. Directed by Alfred Hitchcock.

     

     

    Admission is free for CHS members and children and $3 for non-members. Refreshments will be available.

  • Fri
    03
    May
    2019
    7:30 pmCreek Meeting House

    A Carriage Drive to Clinton Hollow ca. 1915

    Presented by Melodye Moore and Bill Jeffway.

    Using a recently discovered photo and poem album, Melodye Moore, Archivist, and Bill Jeffway, Executive Director, Dutchess County Historical Society will present "A Carriage Drive to Clinton Hollow ca. 1915". They will relate their research on two remarkable Clinton Hollow women—grandmother and granddaughter—and their rise to prominence in the early 1900s.

  • Sat
    18
    May
    2019
    7:00 pmCreek Meeting House

    A tuneful, heartwarming story, The Sound of Music is based on the real life story of the Von Trapp Family singers, one of the world's best-known concert groups in the era immediately preceding World War II. Julie Andrews plays the role of Maria, the tomboyish postulant at an Austrian abbey who becomes a governess in the home of a widowed naval captain with seven children, and brings a new love of life and music into the home. Directed by Robert Wise.

    Admission is free for CHS members and children and $3 for non-members. Refreshments will be available.

     

  • Sat
    25
    May
    2019
    11am - 5pmCreek Meeting House

    As part of the town’s 200th anniversary in 1986, the Clinton Historical Society organized a Landmarks Designation Committee to identify buildings whose age, architecture, importance to Clinton’s history, and state of preservation made them historically significant. In the 1988 nominations, the committee targeted buildings in each of the town’s seven hamlets. Properties designated as landmarks by the Clinton Historical Society are eligible for protection under Chapter 250 of the Town of Clinton Zoning Law.

    Join us as we celebrate these 41 landmark buildings with an independent self-guided driving tour from 11am-4pm followed by a talk and reception from 4-5pm at the Creek Meeting House. Speaker to be announced.

    Driving tour maps will be available for purchase on the day of the tour at the Creek Meeting House. $10 for members and $15 for non-members. RAIN DATE: 5/26/19.

     

  • Fri
    07
    Jun
    2019
    7:30 pmCreek Meeting House

    Vietnam: A Seebee's Different Experience

    Presented by Craig Marshall.

    Clinton Historical Society's Vice President, Craig Marshall, will speak about his experience in the Vietnam war as a battalion interpreter and his work in the villages providing educational and social programs. His presentation will include many of the photos he took while there.

  • Sat
    15
    Jun
    2019
    7:00 pmCreek Meeting House

    This pioneering documentary film depicts the lives of the indigenous Inuit people of Canada's northern Quebec region. Although the production contains some fictional elements, it vividly shows how its resourceful subjects survive in such a harsh climate, revealing how they construct their igloo homes and find food by hunting and fishing. The film also captures the beautiful, if unforgiving, frozen landscape of the Great White North, far removed from conventional civilization. Directed by Robert J. Flaherty.

    Admission is free for CHS members and children and $3 for non-members. Refreshments will be available.

  • Sat
    06
    Jul
    2019
    Sun
    28
    Jul
    2019
    1-4pmCreek Meeting House

    On display will be 1,500 original postcard images c1910 of buildings and sites in the towns and villages of Dutchess County c1910.  This collection highlights the “Golden Age of Postcards” (1907-1915) when seven 1-cent postcards were mailed for every person in the U.S.   The exhibit also includes over 80 original photographs of the landmark buildings, streets, and sites of “Olde Poughkeepsie” c1910, with a special feature of the seven fire companies of that era.  Smith Brothers Cough Drops, DeLaval Separator Co., and Adriance Platt Mowers are included in the display. This free exhibit will be open weekends from July 6 through July 28 from 1-4pm.

  • Sat
    14
    Sep
    2019
    Sun
    15
    Sep
    2019
    9:00am - 4:00pmCreek Meeting House


    Please donate your unwanted household items of value for our fall tag sale. You may leave donations on the porch of the Creek Meeting House beginning September 6 - but please no electronics, clothing, or upholstered furniture. We will also be renting space on the lawn for private sales. For more information contact Glenda at 266-5203.

  • Sat
    21
    Sep
    2019

     Barn

     

    This year Winnakee and the Clinton Historical Society are co-sponsoring the event and all the barns on the tour are located in Clinton!

    We'll have more information as the event date gets closer so please check back for updates.

  • Sat
    28
    Sep
    2019
    7:00 pmClinton Town Hall, 1215 Centre Road

    Clinton Community Library and the Clinton Historical Society present the 1927 silent comedy, College starring Buster Keaton, accompanied by a full score played by John Baratta live on the organ.

    In one of his best and most hilarious performances, Buster Keaton plays the ambitious "bookworm" suitor trying to win the heart of Mary who has eyes only for her athletic boyfriend, Jeff. Mishaps abound in his athletic endeavors, including a raucous rowing competition! Alas, Mary is kidnapped by a harrowed Jeff...can Buster save the day and "win the girl"?

    Join us as we re-create the days when theaters featured silent movies with organists who matched the action on the screen with their creative playing.

  • Sat
    12
    Oct
    2019

     

    Plans are underway for our annual Progressive Dinner, an enjoyable evening filled with good friends and great food.

    We are in need of hosts so if you would like to open your home for dinner please call Glenda at 266-5203.