Current Exhibits on Display
Anheuser-Busch Building Constructed in 1886
The main museum building is the historic Anheuser-Busch building, constructed in 1886 as a distribution center. Collections include artifacts of local origin and the Courtenay Thomas Collection of rare world antiques.
1856 Dog Trot Log House
The homestead features a rare, original 1856 Dog Trot Log House which was painstakingly preserved and moved to the present location. A barn, corn crib, smokehouse, and outhouse complete this 1800’s farmstead.
Parks & Son Law Office
The Parks Law Office has several original items from the original 210 South Main St. location. The fireplace, bookcase, desk, original family photos,and a quilt that dates back to the Civil War.
Highland School House
This one-room schoolhouse is one of the 104 school houses in the Henry County area. This exhibit features original desks, chalkboards, and many other items from rural schools.
The adjacent Adair Annex allows you to stroll down the streets of a village in the late 1800’s. The village is composed of original facades and interiors reassembled from buildings which once stood in several communities around the county. This exhibit lets you catch a glimpse of a much simpler life.
Louis and Elsie Freund Art Pieces
An art gallery is also present in the Adair Annex. The gallery contains a collection of the works of internationally recognized artists Louis and Elsie Freund. Louis was a WPA artist and a native of Clinton. The works of various local artists are also prominently displayed. In addition, it also has a large collection of sculptures by Thomas Clark.
To the east of the Anheuser-Busch building, on the corner of Washington St. and Franklin St., is the DeLozier/Childrens Theater. This restored two story structure was built in 1887 as the Henry County Bank on the east side and the Clinton Post Office on the west side. It now serves as a performing arts center, special events and meeting facility. To rent this building or other parts of the complex, see Visit the Museum/Facility Rental on the drop-down menu.
The Dorman House
Built in 1852, it was the home of Jerubial and Udolpha Dorman. It was the first two-story brick home built in Clinton. The home has been restored with period furnishings. The downstairs features a front parlor with portraits of the Dorman family. Across the hallway is Judge Dorman’s office. The back of the home consists of a parlor/music room, and the dining room. The upstairs consists of the Dormans’ master bedroom, their sons’ bedroom and their daughters’ bedrooms.