Mailing Address:

Clyde Heritage League
P.O. Box 97
Clyde, Ohio 43410

CHL is dedicated to the preservation of the rich heritage and history of Clyde, Ohio.

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Did You Know? Your State Tax Refund Can Help Promote, and Preserve Local History!

 

History advocates have a convenient way to demonstrate their support for history and preservation in Ohio.

Next year, remember to donate a portion of your income tax refund to the Ohio History Connection (formerly, the Ohio Historical Society). The 2020 Ohio individual income tax forms provide a “tax check-off” option—a blank box on where those receiving a refund can designate an amount of it for donation.

The Ohio History Connection's Local History Office uses the revenue generated from the tax check-off to provide grants supporting history-related projects throughout Ohio.  These include repair or restoration of historic properties, care for historic objects and documents, education initiatives, public programs, and more across the entire state of Ohio.  

Check the History Connection's website at   www.ohiohistory.org for details.

Location Address:

The Clyde Museum

124 W Buckeye St.

Clyde, OH 43410

Hours: (As of Feb. 14, 2019)

Thursdays 1:00-5:00 pm 
Saturdays 10:00 am-1:00 pm. 

 

419-547-7946

Gene Smith of Castalia, is the curator of the Clyde Museum and McPherson House.

He holds degrees from Terra State Community College, Boyce College and Liberty University. In 2012, he received his bachelor of history degree from Tiffin University.  Smith did an internship in museum studies for TU at the Rutherford B. Hayes Presidential Library and Museums under the leadership of Mary Lou Rendon, former collections manager.

During Smith’s childhood, his family lived in Green Springs and Clyde for about ten years. While other kids went to play in the creek, he played in the McPherson Cemetery, conducting battles and skirmishes on the hill where McPherson’s statue stands. This is where his love of history began.

Smith is a Civil War buff and has attended all the re-enactments at the Hayes Center. He has ancestors who have fought for both the North and South during the Civil War. He is especially interested in Civil War history, General McPherson and Charles H. McCleary, a Civil War, Congressional Medal of Honor recipient from Clyde, Ohio.

Smith is also the archivist and museum registrar at the Liberty Aviation Museum in Port Clinton, Ohio.

Clyde Heritage League Board of Trustees

Randy Dick, CHL Trustee, President

Frank Weasner, CHL Trustee, Vice President

Mimi Fintel, CHL Trustee, Secretary

Deborah Kuns, CHL Trustee, Treasurer

Kristie Bilger, CHL Trustee at Large

John Cahill, CHL Trustee at Large

Dave Seaman, CHL Trustee at Large

The Clyde Heritage was formed in 1975 by Thaddeus B. Hurd and other members of the Clyde community to set in motion an organization that would acquire, preserve, and promote the history and heritage of Clyde, Ohio. Since that time, it has acquired the former Episcopal Church building that is now the Clyde Museum, Heritage Hall, the McPherson House, and multitudes of objects that relate to the rich history and heritage of this famous small town.