Welcome to the Nodaway County Historical Society and Museum in Maryville, Missouri
The museum is open Tuesday-Friday from 1-4 p.m., and we are featuring newly renovated exhibit spaces on the second floor of our building. We also hold monthly FREE programs on the weekend.
Mon., June 27th @ 5:30 pm: Annual Meeting & Member-Volunteer Appreciation -- Join us for appetizers to celebrate our members and volunteers!
July, Date TBA: Ice Cream Social -- $5 homemade ice cream and dessert break during the Nodaway County Fair.
August, Date TBA: BBQ Fundraiser -- Enjoy locally-raised beef bbq and help support the museum with your ticket purchase. Visit our newly appointed horse room and temporary exhibit on local rodeo women.
September, Date TBA: African American History -- Northwest graduate Abigail Cottingham will discuss the early history of African Americans in Nodaway County. Also visit a special temporary exhibit from the Missouri State Museum on Black business districts in the state.
November, Date TBA: Author Reading
November, Date TBA: Living History at the Museum
December, Date TBA: Christmas Bake Sale & Craft Hour
Click on "Events" to see a full event schedule, to learn more about upcoming programs, and to see some of our past events. Please let us know if there is something you would like to see.
Take a look at our gift shop! We have books on local and regional history, material by local authors, postcards and holiday cards, and much more. Making these purchases at the NCHS helps support the museum and preserve your local history. If you cannot make it to the museum or live out of town but would like to make a purchase, check out our new online gift shop for an item list and prices. There will be an additional charge for shipping and handling.
Tales of Nodaway County: Area History, 1837-1977
Material compiled by the NCHS. Get this limited edition reprint now for $30!
Nodaway County, Missouri, is a rural area consisting of eighteen communities, a university, and a seminary. The Nodaway County Historical Society believes it is important to preserve the past in order to build the future. Since its founding in 1967, the Society has collected an array of artifacts related to the towns and the people comprising Nodaway County. Visit our museum and browse our site to learn more about the history, present, and future of our community.
Additional summer hours (July-Aug) 10am-4pm
Special tours welcome by appointment
Closed on major holidays
Closed December 12th - March 7th
Free (donations welcome)