Red Mill Museum Village to host “My Clinton Stories” to Celebrate Town’s 150th Anniversary

Red Mill Museum Village will host two special programs called “My Clinton Stories” on Saturday July 18th and Saturday August 22nd. The two programs will provide an opportunity for Clinton residents to share memories of life in our unique town and to learn how to preserve their stories through audio and visual media.

At the first program on Saturday July 18th at 2 p.m., “My Clinton Stories: Oral History,” Curator of Collections Elizabeth Cole will discuss how she used audio recordings from a Clinton resident, William Rittenhouse, as the starting point of the Museum’s exhibit commemorating Clinton’s 150th anniversary, “Small Town, Big History.” Cole will also give a tour of the exhibit. The program will end with an invitation to attendees to share and record their own Clinton stories.

The second program, on Saturday August 22 at 2 p.m. , “My Clinton Stories: Photographing Clinton,” will include a discussion of old photographs of Clinton, particularly the recently digitized photography of Beldon Howell, a turn of the twentieth century Clinton dentist and amateur photographer. Visitors will be given information on preserving their photographs and will be given an opportunity to share and digitally store their own photographs with the Museum.

Both programs are included with regular museum admission, which is free for members and children under 6, $10 for adults, $8 for seniors, veterans, and active duty military, $6 for children 6 to 12.

For additional information, please contact Tim Betz, Curator of Public Programs, 908-735-4101 Ext. 102 or programs@theredmill.org.

 

A tour of Red Mill Museum Village’s temporary exhibit “Small Town, Big History” will be part of the first “My Clinton Stories” program held at the Museum.