The Clarke Co. Historical Society is proud to announce the Grand Opening of the Clarke Co. Historical Museum on Sunday, May 5th from 1-5 pm!

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After receiving an outpouring of support from the local community, CCDC, OCMS, and many local businesses, significant changes and improvements have been made to the Museum over the last 24 months. The Grand Opening is a way to thank the community for its support.  And, it is a reminder of how important it is for our community help to preserve the history and stories of Clarke County, the mission of the Historical Society.

Over the last year, patronage at the Museum has increased and the 2023 season ended with 370 guests attending Heritage Days on the closing weekend!

On May 5, 2024, Opening Day, join us for an afternoon of live demonstrations, tours of the grounds, and browse through the Museum and outbuildings to take a glimpse into our county’s past.  We hope you bring your friends and family to explore and learn about tales of the past.  Enjoy the new covered porch and listen to live music while you take in all the afternoon has to offer. The live demonstrations will include blacksmithing, chuckwagon cooking, spinning wool, and exploring heritage apple varieties.

The Grand Opening is from 1-5 pm on Sunday, May 5, 2024 at 1030 S, Main St., Osceola, Iowa.  Admission is free and we do appreciate donations. Consider becoming a member of the Historical Society and help us preserve our County’s history for our children, grandchildren, and future generations.

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