The Sawmill Museum
Discover Clinton's Lumber Heritage
Lumberjack Camp: A recreated 1888 lumberjack camp for kids, and adults young at heart, to play and live as a lumberjacks and jills. Check out the lumberjack camp scavenger hunt to unlock life as a lumberjack.
Struve Mill: Follow a piece of lumber from a rough cut slab to a smooth chair leg.
Vintage & Replica Sawmill: See our restored 1920's sawmill in action. For a live demonstration, check our calendar, or for organized groups of 15 or more, call the museum to see if one can be scheduled.
Meet Clinton's Lumber Barons: Our newest exhibit takes you back in time to our parlor room where Clinton's leading lumber names wake up to tell you the story of their role in building an American lumber empire.
Family Corner & Midwest Lumber Train: Whether it's a ride on our train or partaking in a craft, families will never want to leave.
For a limited time, check out Bill Michael's model of a vintage early 1900's sawmill and lumber yard.
On display for 2015-2016, a selection of American folk art from wildlife artist Warren Ostrom.
Become a Sawmill Volunteer: Stop by the museum to learn about being a sawyer, a docent, a "train" engineer, an educational volunteer, or whatever you like!
Book your Birthday Party in our Party Room: $3 per person. The room is yours for two hours.
News & Events
October 8, 11am-4pm: Heritage Days
A full day of heritage themed fun. The star of the show is Clinton County Historical Society and their Living History days activities. There will a city block of inflatables, trackless train rides, and Holly's Dogs. Admission is $5 for adults and $4 for children (4-12 years old). Children 3 & under are free. Gate at Main Avenue & Grant opens at 10:45.
Our Saturday programs are back. Every Saturday morning there will be a series of crafts available from 10am-noon. Feel free to come anytime during the window. All activities are included in regular admission and are open ended during 10am-noon, unless otherwise noted:
October 1: Mississippi Valley Paranormal: 11-Noon and 1-2: Learn how to be a ghost hunter and hear/see some of the best results for our area from experts
October 15: Pumpkins & Ghosts: Multiple craft stations to make Halloween decorations
October 22: Skeletons and Monsters
Multiple craft stations to make Halloween decorations
October 29: Halloween Party: Dress up, enjoy a spooky lumberjack camp and museum; and participate in a series of
November 5: Seed Art
Make beautiful designs & pictures with the seeds of harvest.
November 12: Native American Art & Crafts
Multiple craft stations to make Native American decorations
November 19: Thanksgiving Crafts
Multiple craft stations to make Thanksgiving decorations
Every Thursday September 29-November 17 Toddler Thursdays Running from 10am-11am, The Clinton based Early Childhood Playgroup is an opportunity for area families to come together and learn play skills in an interactive setting. Mississippi Bend Area Education Agency staff will be available at each play group to interact and play with all the kids and parents that attend. The play group will also give an opportunity for parents to ask questions and learn from early childhood teachers, occupational therapists, physical therapists, speech language therapists, and a behavior analyst about general strategies they can use. Free for families with toddlers from the support of Clinton United Way