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    Clinton County History Center (Rombach Place)

    149 E. Locust Street, Wilmington, OH 45177

    (937) 382-4684

    History shapes every one of us, the same way it shapes the community in which we live. Rombach Place Museum is the showplace for much of Clinton County's history, rich in the simplicity of Quaker heritage, garnished by the influences of distinguished individuals such as General James W. Denver, who had his home in the same dwelling where the museum now resides. Some people are immediately disenchanted when someone mentions a museum, but Rombach Place has something for everyone. Perhaps you have an interest in antique toys and dolls, or maybe you are curious about the Native American influence in the area and would like to see relics from historic and prehistoric times. Have you ever seen a folding bathtub? All this and more can be found at Rombach Place. Special exhibits are regularly on display. Quaker influence was an integral part of shaping the county's heritage and that is very apparent when you visit the museum. Whether it's a quilt made in 1842 by Quaker women, or the beautiful animal sculptures created by internationally known Quaker painter and sculptor, Eli Harvey, the Quaker's role is undeniable. Does your group have an interest in photography? Maybe they are familiar with Carl Moon, a Wilmington native who was one of the first to photograph Native American Indians in their own environment. The museum provides a pathway to his photographic insight. If fashion is an interest, Rombach Place has an extensive clothing collection. The articles on hand range from the late 1700's to the 1970's. Last, but not least, see 19th and 20th century china, glassware, and furnishings, and much, much more. Rombach Place is much more than a museum, it's tangible evidence of the people who came before us and made this a great place to live.

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