Our Society is comprised of members from Deer Park, Loon Lake and Clayton and the surrounding area. We are a well rounded group from all walks of life, but with one goal in mind. Each of us is dedicated to preserving and recording the wealth of rich history for these communities. Our President, Bill Sebright, our Web Master, Marie Morrill and our Executive board members, Mark Wagner, Pete Coffin, and Wally Parker, are instrumental in spearheading this goal. Having formed the group just a few years ago, a great deal has been accomplished. The Clayton School has been placed on the State and National Registers of Historic Places. The Society publishes a newsletter called the Mortarboard. It is free handout with shorter historical event articles. Four "Reports to the Society" are in print. Bill Sebright saw the need for a Website in keeping with the times. Bob Clouse started this site, and in a little over a year this site has developed into a reference point, not only for the benefit of the average individual but news publications and organizations throughout the USA and beyond. Our team pursued in cooperation with various other historical societies the life of our own distinguished native Artist, Leno Prestini. Exhibitions were held in August of 2010. Anyone with information on Mr. Prestini is asked to contact us. Another story in the works is of the Arcadia Orchards which is massive, and the list goes on. Another far reaching goal is establishing a museum. We have a wealth of memorabilia collected and donated by people willing to share these priceless artifacts and we as a group are equally anxious to share them with you. In 2010 we were able to bring the terra cotta Eagle, produced in 1922, back to Clayton. Find the story under “An Eagle has landed” and other pages. The Eagle was refurbished in the summer of 2015.