May 22nd, 2008
The museum in the former Clarinda State Hospital Kirkbride will be open to the public (without the need for an appointment) on Saturday, June 7th. It’ll be open as part of an Explore Clarinda Day sponsored by the city’s tourism committee.
I found out about this here: Explore Clarinda Allows Residents to See City Like Tourists. What’s not clear from the article is whether non-residents will be allowed to participate. If you don’t live in Clarinda and plan on going, you should probably call ahead just to be sure. You can always call to schedule a visit some other time too. The museum is well worth seeing. The city of Clarinda itself is a really pleasant place to visit as well. I recommend taking a trip there if you live in the general area.
- Public Meeting: The Future of Clarinda MHI October 8, 2009
- Clarinda State Hospital February 11, 2008
- Iowa to Close a Kirkbride? September 2, 2009
- Kirkbrides in American Memory February 28, 2008