The Sawmill Museum
News & Events
Live Vintage Sawing: April 8 at Noon
Every Thursday From Jan 5 to End Of May
Running from 10am-11am, The Clinton based Early Childhood Playgroup.
Gateway History Conference: April 29 9am-4pm
Held at Eagle Point Lodge. More information to come.
April and May Saturday Programs:
All activities include multiple activity stations or one, very amazing craft. Come anytime, unless noted
4/1: Easter Baskets 10am-Noon
Decorate your own Easter Basket. A basket and lots of ribbon, tulle, decorations, spray paint, and more provided. Feel free to bring your own baskets and decorations as well.
4/5: Clinton Reads 3pm-5pm
As part of Clinton Reads week readings and crafts from three books: 3-3:40: Happy Little Handsaw; 3:40-4:20: Little House on the Prairie; 4:20-5:00: Paul Bunyan
4/15: Indoor Easter Egg Hunt
Broken down for ages:
Ages 1-3: 10:30-11:00am
Ages 3-5: 11:30-12pm
Ages 5-8: 12:30pm-1pm
4/22: Earth Day Celebratoin 10am-Noon
A day full of Earth themed activities and crafts.
4/29: Little House on The Prairie 1pm-3pm
An afternoon of reliving the best of Little House on the Prairie. Mini rag dolls and more
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 (adult and child). The room is yours for two hours.