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)
Museum Expands Hours for Christmas
The Paine-Gillam-Scott House Museum invites you to “Christmas at the Museum”. Our hours for the 2017 Christmas season now include Saturdays from 1-4 pm along with Wednesdays 2-6:30 pm and Sundays 1-4 pm.
Only one weekend left this season to visit the Museum with the amazing collection of children’s toys. Final dates are Saturday, Dec 16 and Sunday, Dec 17 from 1 to 4 pm. This week we are featuring a newly donated doll. The head is a composite material, with a cloth body and handmade crocheted dress, socks and booties. She is sitting among other 1800’s and early 1900’s toys under a real fraser fir tree. All garlands are real pine and cedar.
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.
Plan ahead now to visit the museum and view Christmas artifacts from earlier times. Our featured 2017 Exhibit "Early Transportation and Fashion" is also on display.
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 email@example.com. An appointment can be made, or visit on Wednesday 2 pm-6:30 pm or Sundays 1 pm-4 pm.
The exhibit for 2017, “Early Transportation and Fashion” features photos, artifacts, travel clothing, a renovated buggy, etc. Plan to visit and look back in time to see how travel has changed in Clinton County.
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