SPECIAL EXHIBITS 

NEW:  GMBS is pleased to share a virtual tour of the Glenn Miller Birthplace Museum in Clarinda, Iowa

Special thanks to Chris Gardner, Kc Bigbandjazz , GMBS lifetime member, and video guru as well as Dennis M. Spragg, Glenn Miller Archives, best selling author, GMBS historian and guru of all things Glenn Miller for collaborating on this virtual tour.   Click HERE for video. 

Each spring, the Glenn Miller Birthplace Museum changes our special exhibits. Below you will find information about our special exhibits. (A complete booklet, on each special exhibit, is available for purchase from the Glenn Miller Birthplace Museum.)

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1941 - KEEP 'EM FLYING
1940 - JUKEBOX SATURDAY NIGHT

For 2021 we are unveiling a two-for-one Glenn Miller Museum exhibit and presentation, combining our postponed 2020 and new 2021 presentations.

Visitors to Clarinda and virtual visitors online will be able to see and hear Glenn Miller - 1940 - "Jukebox Saturday Night" and Glenn Miller - 1941 - "Keep 'Em Flying."

“If you can’t come to us, we will come to you.”

The combined exhibit is now on display in the Museum.  Watch for our virtual exhibit coming soon. Like our other recent exhibits and presentations, such as the Army Air Forces Band, Moonlight Serenade and Chattanooga Choo Choo, everyone will enjoy and learn from the many rare photographs and facts included on the panels and in the booklets. 

Click HERE to view the "Keep 'Em Flying" exhibit.

Click HERE to view the "Keep 'Em Flying" study from Dennis Spragg.

Click HERE to view the "Jukebox Saturday Night" exhibit.

Click HERE to view the "Jukebox Saturday Night" study from Dennis Spragg.

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1939 - THE YEAR HE FOUND THE SOUND; MOONLIGHT SERENADE

"1939 - The Year He Found the Sound," explores Glenn's rise to fame with "Moonlight Serenade." This is a historical trail to Glenn's rise to the top with "Moonlight Serenade". Special thanks to Dennis Spragg, GMA Archives in Boulder, Colorado and GMBS historian, as well as Ed Polic, Glenn Miller historian and author, for their work on this exhibit.

 

Click HERE to view the "Moonlight Serenade" the Year He Found the Sound exhibit.

Click HERE to view the "Moonlight Serenade" study from Dennis Spragg.

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"Next to a Letter From Home," explores the legacy and impact of Glenn Miller's Army Air Force Band. Exhibit created by Rick Finch.

Click HERE to view the exhibit.

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CHATTANOOGA CHOO CHOO

"Chattanooga Choo Choo; History of the Gold Record, the Song, and the Locomotive."

"Chattanooga Choo Choo" explores the 75th anniversary of the first ever Gold Record, created by RCA Victor and awarded to Glenn Miller for "Chattanooga Choo Choo." Exhibit created by Shari Greenwood, with the help of Dennis Spragg, GMA Archives in Boulder, Colorado and GMBS historian.

Click HERE to view the exhibit.

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"Diamond Jubilee" is a special exhibit which celebrates the 75th anniversary of Glenn Miller's Army Air Force Band.  Special thanks to Dennis Spragg, GMA Archives in Boulder, Colorado and GMBS historian, as well as Ed Polic, Glenn Miller historian and author, for their work on this exhibit.

Click HERE to view the exhibit.

Click HERE to view the "Diamond Jubilee" study from Dennis Spragg.