Clinton Fire Department will be opening its museum at the Franklin Springs fire station this month.
As of now the Museum in Fire Station No. 2 will be open by appointment and at random if anyone from the department is on site. School groups and other organiz-ations are welcome to set up a time to browse through decades of memorabilia and artifacts that highlight the history of the department since the mid-1800s.
However, the Museum will be open to the public from noon to 5 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 16.
A Kid’s Corner allows young people to put on turnout gear (kid size), sit in a jump seat, try the lights, siren and bell and as former Clinton Fire Chief Bill Huther said, maybe get the desire to join some day.
A list of chiefs since 1866 takes up a part of one wall. On other walls are photos from some of the larger fires in the department’s history, pieces of equipment and fire prevention tips….