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.


Upcoming Events

  • Sat., Sept. 24th, 2-4pm: 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.
  • Sept. 24-Oct. 24: Special exhibit from the Missouri State Museum: Boom! The Rise and Fall of Missouri's Black Business Districts.
  • Sun., Oct. 9th, 12-2pm: Oktoberfest dinner with German and Eastern European food ($10 at door).
  • Sun., Oct. 23rd, 2pm: Brother Thomas will give a program on the early residents of Conception Abbey.
  • Sun., November 6th, 2pm: Author reading with Ilene Devlin on her WWII memoir Emma's World.
  • Wed., Nov. 30th, 7pm: History Alive! event at the museum. See history come alive and interact with Nodaway County historic notables with a class from Northwest Missouri State University.
  • Sat., Dec. 10th, 9am-12pm: Christmas Bake Sale & Kids Crafts
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.

Gift Shop

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.

Now Available:

Tales of Nodaway County: Area History, 1837-1977

Material compiled by the NCHS. Get this limited edition reprint now for $30!

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About Us


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.


Visit Us


1:00-4:00 Tuesday-Friday 

Additional summer hours (July-Aug) 10am-4pm

Special tours welcome by appointment

Closed on major holidays
Closed December 12th - March 7th


Free (donations welcome)


110 N. Walnut St., Maryville, Missouri