DescriptionThe international 4-H movement originated in Clarinda in the early 1900s. In addition to educating her students in traditional subjects, local teacher Jessie Field also stressed practical agricultural skills and began the program then known as “3-H.” Clarinda also is the birthplace of big-band leader Glenn Miller. During the second weekend in June the city hosts the Glenn Miller Festival, one of the largest big-band events in the nation.
Visitor InfoClarinda Chamber of Commerce 115 E. Main St. CLARINDA, IA 51632. Phone:(712)542-2166
Self-guiding toursA brochure of a tour of the town's original 1853 plat is available at the chamber of commerce and from Nodaway Valley Historical Museum.
Things to SeeClarinda Carnegie Art Museum