First Sunday Program Sept.6

What a wonderful day!

That was the comment heard over and over after Sunday’s program celebrating the end of WWII. With mild temperatures and a nice breeze, the weather was perfect. The presenting of the colors was followed by guest speakers( Dan Honken, Senator Joni Ernst, Trish Okamoto), the laying of the wreath, Clarinda sings doing a great job, the bugler playing Taps, Jack Swisher and John Payne telling of their WWII experiences, and ending with refreshments.The day was enjoyed by all.

The August 2nd First Sunday program on Coal Mining in the Clarinda and New Market Area was a huge success. Thanks to Dan for presenting the slides and for all the information. Also, thanks to the audience for their remembrances of this time period. As you can see from the pictures, we had a standing room only crowd (thank goodness for the updates in the other room). There were over 145 people in attendance which I believe is our largest Sunday Program yet. We will try and beat that in September when the air conditioner can keep up.

History Day at the Museum


Even though the weather was hot and humid, with many other activities in Clarinda that weekend, we were happy with the attendance.


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When visiting the museum, check out our new displays and gifts for sale. Several new items have been added and an updating of the area has been done. If you are unable to come visit us and would like to purchase an item please contact us for more information.

Our Page County, Iowa museum has it all -- a meteorite, 3-H and 4-H, Glenn Miller, genealogy research, a 1900 parlor, animal mounts, a 1944 POW camp, and more....

Your visit to the Nodaway Valley Historical Museum in Clarinda, Iowa can take you back more than a century when the Midwest was being developed with homes, farming, businesses and schools.


Visit the Historical Village and Reminisce Building to see the changes in business, transportation and agriculture from the horse drawn era to the present.


See the development of 3-H and 4-H from its very beginnings at Goldenrod School in Page County.


Follow the progress of family life through displays of home furnishings starting in 1880's and ending nearly 100 years later.


Revisit the communities of Page County to follow their history, including Bethesda, Blanchard, Braddyville, Clarinda, Coin, College Springs, Essex, Hawleyville, Hepburn, Northboro, Norwich, Nyman, Page Center, Shambaugh, Shenandoah and Yorktown.