Clinton History Week
March 7-13

event schedule:

March 11-13, 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Faces: Portraits and Personalities of Clinton's Rail History
Olde Towne Depot

March 11, 11:00 a.m.
Unveiling of 2021 Honoree Plaques
Walk of Honorees at Quisenberry Library Trail

March 11, 12:00 p.m.
Tour of Historic Sumner Hill Site with Dr. Prentiss Cox
Tour Begins at Library and Ends at Nature Center

March 12, 10:30 a.m.
Appreciating Clinton's History with Dr. Walter Howell
Wood Activity Center

March 13, 9:30 a.m. and 10:45 a.m.
Clinton History Tour Aboard Turner the Train
Departing from Olde Towne Depot

 

Visit these locations for additional history:

Clinton Community Nature Center 7:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Clinton Visitor Center 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Town Spring Park 7:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Clinton Historical Tour www.clintonhistoricaltour.com
 

Participants:

Olde Towne Depot
Clinton Visitor Center
Clinton Community Nature Center
Wood Activity Center
Main Street Clinton


Held March 7-13, Clinton History Week will include a week-long social media campaign highlighting Clinton’s rich history, as well as a weekend collective of exhibits, lectures, and tours around Clinton. Participating locations include Olde Towne Depot, Clinton Visitor Center, Wood Activity Center, Main Street Clinton, and Clinton Community Nature Center. Experience your community’s history by attending one of these great events.

Visit the Olde Towne Depot March 11-13 to experience “Faces: Portraits and Personalities of Clinton’s Rail History.” The exhibit will feature portraits of Clintonians that have impacted Clinton’s railroads – those that worked directly with the railroad, like long-time Depot Agent John Fox, those that have worked to preserve the history of the railroad as artist Dr. Sam Gore did, and those that are transporting the Clinton community to new places today. The exhibit will be on display from 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. at the Olde Towne Depot, located at 281 East Leake Street.

Enjoy the unveiling of the 2021 Honoree Plaques at the Walk of Honorees on Thursday, March 11 at 11:00 a.m. This one-mile trail at the Quisenberry Library celebrates notable Clintonians who have been recognized for achievements of excellence in their field at the local, state, or national level. A bronze plaque describing each honoree’s story will be unveiled at the March 11 ceremony. The Quisenberry Library is located at 605 East Northside Drive.

Tour the historic site of Sumner Hill with Clinton Community Nature Center’s Dr. Prentiss Cox on Thursday, March 11 directly following the Walk of Honorees ceremony, approximately 12:00 p.m. The tour will begin at the Quisenberry Library and end at the Clinton Community Nature Center, located at 617 Dunton Road. The tour will detail the rich history of the old Natchez Trace and the old Sumner Hill school and bring to light the legacy of the Price family.

Reminisce and learn about Clinton's past with Dr. Walter Howell's "Appreciating Clinton's History," an interactive lecture at the Wood Activity Center. On March 12 at 10:30 a.m. at the Wood Activity Center, Dr. Howell will discuss Clinton's beginnings, as well as the strong town and gown relationship between Clinton and Mississippi College. The Wood Activity Center is located at 111 Clinton Boulevard.

Take a ride aboard Turner the Train for Main Street’s Clinton History Tour on Saturday, March 13. Tours will depart from the Olde Towne Depot at 9:30 a.m. and 10:45 a.m. Guests will enjoy an open-air ride through Clinton while learning about the colorful history of the community. Seats are limited and reservations are encouraged. To make a reservation, call Main Street at 601.924.5472.

Clinton’s rich past is on display in many locations around town. Make sure to visit these locations for an extra dose of Clinton History:

Clinton Community Nature Center 7:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Clinton Visitor Center 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Town Spring Park 7:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Clinton Historical Tour www.clintonhistoricaltour.com

Share your own memories of Clinton’s history on social media with the hastag #ClintonHistoryWeek.

For more information and updates on additional Clinton History Week events, visit www.oldetownedepot.com/ClintonHistoryWeek or call the Olde Towne Depot at 601.924.0113.