4-H Schoolhouse Museum – Clarion, Iowa

4_h_museum.jpg    4-H Schoolhouse Museum – Clarion, Iowa

Clarion offers its visitors a tour of the 1907 schoolhouse, completely furnished, in which the idea for the emblem for 4-H, a national organization for young people interested in agriculture, was first formulated. O. H. Benson visualized the use of the four-leaf clover as the group’s symbol. Included in the displays are items and uniforms from early 4-H clubs.

Admission – None

Directions – in Gazebo Park which is on Central Avenue

Hours – 1:00 p.m. – 4.:00 p.m., Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday, June – August, or by appointment

Phone – 515-532-2256


  1. Heather Hansen says:

    i have an approx 1 1/2″ x 3″ metal pocket notebook with the clover on the front. It’s probably from the 50′s. Would the museum be interested in it?


  2. Heather,
    We have sent an inquiry off to the museum on your behalf. Hopefully they will respond to your generous offer quickly.

    Thank you for contacting http://www.iowabeautiful.com.

    Pat Watson

  3. Noelle France says:

    I have three large scrapbooks (30′s and 40′s) in which my mother and aunt documented all their 4-H projects in detail. These are an excellent view into the 4-H girls activities of the time in Iowa. Would the museum be interested in these?

  4. I believe the best way to find out if there is interest is to give them a call at 515-532-2256. What a wonderful history lesson you are offering them, hopefully they are excited to receive them.

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