Our unique community has the privilege of housing the Clinton County Historical Museum at the 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. 

Clinton County Historical Museum at the Paine-Gillam-Scott House

Regretfully, due to present circumstances, the Clinton County Historical Museum in St. Johns will be closed until further notice.  Please call 989.292.9096 with questions.

Doctors, Druggists and Dentists

Who were our early health care providers? Where was the first hospital in Clinton County? The first brick and mortar building used for a hospital was located at 108 Spring Street in St. Johns. Built in 1881 as a personal residence for Dr. Andrew J. Wiggins, it was eventually used for his Wiggins Sanitarium where he treated people for kidney, bladder and nervous diseases. In 1911 it became the Hart Clinic, also known as St. Johns Hospital, owned and operated by Drs. Arthur O. and Eugene Hart. At a much earlier date Dr. Oliver C. Joslen cared for patients in his home, known as the Joslen Infirmary located on the corner of Ottawa and State Streets. 

The decision to showcase the medical professions was made last year, but in light of our current situation, it seems like a very timely subject. If you have photos related to this exhibit that might enhance our display please share them with us. Although our exhibits naturally focus on the past, we sincerely salute those in the medical field who are on the front lines of the current pandemic. 

The Clinton County Historical Museum at 106 S. Maple, St. Johns, is currently closed until further notice due to Covid.  Please contact pgsmuseum@gmail.com or call 989.224.2874 if you have any material related to this exhibit and/or are interested in helping out.  Thank you!!


Hours:  May - December, Wednesdays 2:00-7:00 P.M. & Sundays 1:00-4:00 P.M. (closed for holidays and holiday weekends ~ July 4, Memorial and Labor Days, Thanksgiving)

Phone: 989-224-2894
Email: PGSMuseum@hotmail.com

If you have any interest in "old things" or want to be helpful in preserving such things for future generations, please contact 989-224-2894 or email pgsmuseum@gmail.com.   

The Archives of the Clinton County Historical Society is available to anyone researching families and history of Clinton County and is open at 16101 Brook Rd, Lansing, MI.    Hours are Monday and Tuesday 9 to 4, and Thursday 2 to 6.  Contact 517.482.5117 x 2, or email ccgensoc@yahoo.com.    Membership in the Archives ($20.00)  includes a very interesting quarterly Newsletter "Clinton County Trails".             

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 psgmuseum@gmail.com.  An appointment can be made, or visit on Wednesday 2 pm-6:30 pm or Sundays 1 pm-4 pm.


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.

Clinton County Arts Council


Hosts events, projects, programming, and more, such as the Clinton Northern Railroad Museum, Concert in the Park series, Homegrown Productions and our Mint City Singers!

Gallery Hours:  
Open Tuesday - Friday 10:00 A.M. - 5:30 P.M.  Open Saturday 10:00 A.M. - 2:00 P.M.


With the new state guidelines that went into effect today, a decision was made to temporarily close down our popular “Concert in the Park” series here in St. Johns. We have been able to safely host 250 people over the past 5 weeks and don’t see how we can cut our attendance level down to just 100 people. We are therefore canceling concerts for the next 3 weeks on August 5, 12 & 19, hopefully opening again on August 26, extending our series into September this year. Please continue to check the William E. Tennant Performance Shell FaceBook Page, the Clinton County Arts Council and City of St. Johns websites for updated information.  

St. Johns Community Band

Contact Roy Davis at 989-227-4273 for information on how to join.