First Sunday Program,       August 3  2:00 p.m. See programs for details  

      If you read our website every month, then a couple of months ago we said that because of our large turnouts for the first Sunday programs some had a hard time seeing and hearing everything.  Finally, good news!  The museum was just informed that a grant that we were waiting on was approved.  This grant along with specified donations will allow us to proceed with installing equipment that enables us to stream into an adjoining room. With two new televisions and a new sound system we will be able to seat an additional forty people.  Sorry, we were hoping to have this in place by August 3rd, but unfortunately it won’t be ready until the September 7th program.  Keep checking this site for further updates.

       Last month, we said that a busy summer was ahead. Well guess what? It still is! With rainy weather, hail damage to some buildings, vacations and some of us older people are just plain slow, the outside work is lagging.  The military display is starting to take shape, but we are still waiting on two more cabinets.  A big project underway is archiving every item in every display (patience on this). The design for the Freedom Rock should be finalized soon.  We now are able to process credit cards for anyone wanting to use this method of payment.  As always, we would love having you stop by and see us, but if not and you have ideas on what needs to be on our website let us know.

Military Display

Black History Display


The Rock has arrived


 The Page County Iowa Freedom Rock was set in place here at the Nodaway Valley Museum in Clarinda, IA on the last weekend in April. The Freedom Rocks in Iowa are memorials to our veterans. We are waiting for word from Bubba Sorenson on when the project will be completed. Please continue to check this website for further updates. Painting is scheduled for the last week in August

     Because part of our mission statement at the Nodaway Valley Historical Museum is to preserve the past for the future, on the first of May a new cedar roof was installed on the Goldenrod School which is typically referred to as the Home of 4-H. The depot was also shingled at this time, but no picture.

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 1880s 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.


PLEASE NOTE:  We have a chair lift to make the Lee Annex basement more accessible to those unable to use stairs.

Nodaway Valley Photogaph of the Month