The small town of Clarinda is a gorgeous little place, the kind I call a "Jimmy Stewart Town" because it is like an old Jimmy Stewart movie setting. This was very fitting considering Jimmy Stewart played Glenn Miller in the bio movie.
So we really enjoyed this museum and tribute to the great band leader. A lot of care and detail has been put into this place, from the gorgeous music note and clarinet decorated fencing to the displays inside, and Glenn Miller's childhood home full of authentic period items and some personal family ones. It was rather humbling to stand in the very room he was born in.
Our guide was a very nice man who had great knowledge and was also very interesting.
In the actual museum are many fascinating displays, including a great collection of sheet music, records, photographs, bandstand props, and Glenn's own trombone. And of course there is Glenn Miller music playing in the background.
I found this place to be a fitting tribute to a very important figure in the history of popular music.
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