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Handmade fretwork highlights Victorian Christmas décor

December 12, 2019

fruitbowlthA unique example of handmade fretwork highlights the Victorian Christmas décor.

This is just one of the Victorian era artifacts that are displayed throughout the Paine-Gillam-Scott House.

The Police and Fire Exhibit are ongoing through the Christmas Season, closing after December 18.

Museum hours are Wednesdays 2-6 p.m. and Sundays 1-4. Closed on Holiday weekends.

The Complex is located at 106 Maple Street in St. Johns on the West side of the Courthouse. Visit the website: and Facebook for Paine-Gillam-Scott Museum, St. Johns, Michigan. Group and individual tours are welcome.


The Museum is supported entirely by community donations. A Memorial Endowment Fund exists for those that want a permanent record in the Museum Memorial Book to remember the loss of a family or friend.

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

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 Membership in the Archives ($20.00) includes a very interesting quarterly Newsletter Clinton County Trails.

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  1. Larry Cline permalink
    March 8, 2020 11:30 pm

    I lost your email. We were chatting about me donating a St. Johns High School football jersey from 1947. It was a relative of mine named John Kuhns that wore it. I want to donate it to where it belongs which is your museum. John passed away recently and his kids have no interest in it. Please email me and I’ll get it to you some how.

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