What’s Happening

New Historical Archives Hours Begin May 2018

In an effort to provide our Archives Center resources to the greatest number of history-seekers of all ages, new Archives Center hours will take effect on May 14, 2018.

Monday & Tuesday, 9am – 2pm

Wednesday & Thursday, Noon – 5pm

Friday, Closed

Please call or email the Archives Specialist to set up any special appointment times or to arrange a group tour of our historic buildings.

Clay Archives Awarded Reinhold Foundation Donation

Congratulations to Archives Specialist Vishi Garig – her work at the Historical Archives was recognized by the Reinhold Foundation’s recent Celebrate Clay awards ceremony.  Archives received a much-needed $750 donation towards the preservation and educational programs offered.  Thank you, Reinhold, and great work, Ms. Garig!

The 2018 Celebrate Clay awards ceremony was great!

Archives Specialist Garig conducts many presentations for the public.

Clay County Fair 2018 – This is Your Fair Trial

 

A huge “thank you” to everyone who worked on the Clerk’s Office fair booth this year, helping us earn “Fan Favorite” accolades. From Clerk’s Office personnel to our volunteers of all ages—you made it fun! A special thank-you to Archivist Garig for coming up with the concept and creating displays about the four featured court cases that educated us about the 6th Amendment. Teen Court volunteers were a great addition supplementing the ever-faithful Haggards and other volunteers. Our friend Joseph Lorentzson even got into the act in his early 1900’s period clothing.

This year’s Clerk’s Office fair booth was made possible by the hard work and ingenuity of the MHS Carpentry Class and their lead instructor Jerry Burt. The 30’x8’ display—a replica of our county’s 1890 courthouse courtroom—caught the eye of fair visitors and helped us get our educational message across to the public. Clerk Green stopped by MHS to join school district personnel in thanking Burt and his students for their hard work. Some of the booth was constructed at no cost due to the reuse of materials from previous year’s booths and donated lumber already in stock at the school. Kudos to these skilled young people!

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