Clinton Western Heritage Week

There'll be lots to see and do in Clinton as the annual Western Heritage week starts on May 21.


Clinton Museum

Western Heritage Week kicks off in Clinton with the opening of the Clinton Museum on Wednesday, May 18. The museum will be open Wednesday through Sunday through the end of June; it will be open seven days a week during July and August.

Volunteers have been busy cleaning, organizing, and selecting artifacts for viewing, and documents and photos are being scanned and catalogued. If anyone has photos of Clinton’s past, the museum would love to borrow them. Stories to go along with photos are also desired.

The museum, housed in the old brick schoolhouse and government stable, is definitely worth a visit. Members of the museum society invite you to come for a stroll back in time.

Heritage Week Dress-Up

The Museum Society is hosting the Heritage Week Dress-Up Contest this year. Clinton residents are invited to decorate their homes and businesses and dress in period attire during the entire week of May 21 to 28. Judges will visit the business district on May 28 after the parade, and will be looking for theme, relevance, and originality. Prizes will be awarded for Best Business Heritage theme decoration (including staff costumes), Best Individual Female costume, and Best Individual Male costume.

Come and visit Clinton during that week to step back in time.

Clinton Annual Ball

The 149th Clinton Annual Ball will be held on Saturday, May 21. Tickets sold out early for this event, as have tickets for the 150th Annual Ball in 2017.

In addition to our local dignitaries (MLA Jackie Tegart, mayors, and TNRD directors), this year’s guests will include the Honourable Peter Fassbender (Minister of Community, Sport and Cultural Development) and the Honourable Rich Coleman, Minister of Natural Gas Development and Minister Responsible for Housing, as well as Deputy Premier. The Deputy Minister of Community Sport and Cultural Development, Jacquie Dawes, will also be attending for the first time.

It promises to be another exciting evening of dining, dancing, and entertainment. I’ll have my camera with me, to share photos in my next column.

Old Timers’ Tea

The ever popular Old Timers’ Tea will be held on Friday, May 27 from 1:00 to 3:00 p.m. in the Clinton Memorial Hall. This is an opportunity to come and visit with old friends or make some new ones. Everyone is invited to attend.

The Final Weekend

On May 28, the Annual Clinton parade, rodeo, and more will take place. There will be more about these events next week. Plan to come and take in some of the events during this very busy week in Clinton.