Our unique community has the privilege of housing the Clinton County Historical Museum (Paine-Gillam-Scott House), as well as the Clinton County Arts Council and the Briggs District Library. The City of St. Johns is just twenty (20) miles north of Lansing, the center of many arts and cultural activities.
Paine-Gillam-Scott Museum (west Side of Courthouse Square)
Hours: Wednesday 2:00-7:00 P.M.; Sunday 1:00-4:00 P.M.
Museum is open from May - December (closed for holidays and holiday weekends ~ July 4, Memorial and Labor Days, Thanksgiving)
Carolyn Delavan, 2017 Paine-Gillam-Scott Museum Volunteer of the Year, received the coveted bejeweled belt award at the annual Clinton County Historical Society Christmas dinner from William McCarthy, Acting Director of the Museum. Mrs. Delavan, a two year volunteer, handles many tasks and is very versatile.
Rowlan Smith was recognized by the Vice-President of the Historical Society, Julie Peters, for being her right-hand person in 2017 at the Archives. Mr.Smith also volunteers weekly at the Museum, and is much appreciated. Other volunteers were recognized for their individual skills needed for the daily operation of the two organizations.
It takes many hands with an array of skills to keep the Clinton County Historical Society, Archives and Paine-Gillam-Scott Museum as curators of Clinton County History. CCHS President, Lynne Gregory, acknowledged the enthusiasm of the volunteers and their dedication to the Historical Society. Anyone interested in history and willing to be a part of this group, please call 989.224.2894 or email PGSmuseum@hotmail.com.
The Museum will close for the winter Monday, December 18 and reopen in May of 2018.
The Museum is located at 106 Maple Street, west of the Courthouse. For further information, please contact the Museum at PGSMuseum@hotmail.com; call 989-224-2894. Our website is PGSmuseum.com and events are posted on Facebook.
The museum scans photographs, documents and newspaper clippings, etc. and stores the images in the Past Perfect software program. If you have photographs or documents you want scanned instead of donating, please call 989-224-2894 or 989-292-9096. Email is firstname.lastname@example.org. An appointment can be made, or visit on Wednesday 2 pm-6:30 pm or Sundays 1 pm-4 pm.
CLINTON COUNTY HISTORICAL SOCIETY - Meets the first Monday of the month at 1:00 P.M., November through March; and at 7:00 P.M., April through October. Meetings are held at the First United Methodist Church, 200 E. State St., St. Johns.
For anyone needing additional information, send requests to CCHS, P.O. Box 174, St. Johns, MI 48879.
HOURS: (JANUARY & FEBURARY)
Closed Monday, Tuesday & Wednesday, Open Thursday & Friday 10:00 A.M. - 5:30 P.M. Open Saturday 10:00 A.M. - 2:00 P.M.
HOURS (MARCH - DECEMBER)
Closed Monday, Open Tuesday-Friday 10:00 A.M. - 5:30 P.M. Open Saturday 10:00 A.M. - 2:00 P.M.
Click on the above Clinton County Arts Council link for information regarding Mint City Singers. New singers are welcome at any time!
St. Johns Community Band, contact Roy Davis at 989-227-4273 for information on how to join.
Click on the logo to go to the Briggs Public Library website