Welcome to the Nodaway County Historical Society and Museum
The museum re-opened July 1st for regular hours. Please join us and enjoy our newly renovated museum and updated exhibits.
Regular Hours: Tues - Fri, 1-4pm
Saturday, September 4 @ 2pm: Birthday Party - Celebrate the birthday of Mary Graham, who the communities of Maryville and Graham are named after. Join us for cake and a short presentation.
Sunday, October 31 @ 2pm: Halloween Horrors of Nodaway County - Listen to local author Jason Offutt tell spooky tales of ghosts and the paranormal and view our exhibits featuring crime in Nodaway County.
Saturday, November 20 @ 2pm: Toy Room Grand Opening on World Children's Day - This interactive, hands-on toy room is perfect for children to come and play!
Saturday, December 11 @ 9am-1pm: Christmas Bake Sale
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.
2020: The Centennial of Women's Suffrage
One hundred years ago last year, women across the United States were finally granted the right to vote. Women in Nodaway County played an important role on the local, state, and national levels in this fight. Please enjoy some of our special exhibits on these local women, read some of the recent scholarship on these topics, and more:
Our uniform from the Missouri Ladies Military Band, the group who marched in the national suffrage parade in DC, currently is on display at the State Historical Society of Missouri. Can you spot it in this video?
Memorial & Recognition
Additional summer hours (July-Aug) 10am-4pm
Special tours welcome by appointment
Closed on major holidays
Closed December 12th - March 7th
Free (donations welcome)
NCHS curator Cathy Palmer passed away in December 2020. She was a lover of local history and worked tirelessly to promote and preserve the history of our county. Her family has requested that, in lieu of flowers, donations-memorial gifts may be made to the Nodaway County Historical Society (send them to PO Box 324,
Maryville, MO 64468). Thank you, Cathy, for all that you have done for this community and for our museum. You will be missed.