Vintage medical equipment, historical photos
The Clintonville Area Historical Society (CAHS) will open the Museum on Main for the first time Saturday, Sept. 17.
Museum on Main is located in the former Honey Creek Gallery & Gift Shop in Clintonville.
Originally, this was the residence of Dr. William H. Finney and his wife Elsie, who were prominent citizens of Clintonville in the early decades of the 20th century.
Ann Fuge, owner of Honey Creek, donated the property to CAHS to use in a way that would benefit its mission and the community.
The lights will be on in the Museum on Main on Friday evening, Sept. 16, for an evening preview and reception from 7 to 9 p.m. for members of the CAHS and Clintonville Chamber of Commerce. A ribbon cutting ceremony will be held at 7:15 p.m.
Guests will have the opportunity to view the first display of the museum, which will include vintage medical memorabilia, as tribute to Dr. Finney. Items will include photos of the Clintonville hospitals and pharmacies to actual medical equipment used in the early 1900s.
The next day, in conjunction with Clintonville’s seventh annual Fall Frenzy, the doors to the Museum on Main will be open to the public from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Keeping in mind the desire of community involvement, the events planning committee is asking the public to help make the display as interesting and complete as possible. Since many Clintonville residents worked in the old clinic or hospital, it is hoped that they may have some items to loan for the display. Those who have items to loan can call committee member Sarah Hankins at 715-701-2874.
Ann Van Grinsven, depicting Dr. Finney’s wife, Elsie, will be making an appearance downtown during Fall Frenzy to invite people to visit the museum.