Iowa Marble Club
Iowa Marble Club Events

Iowa Marble Club Mini Marble Show and Marble ID Day - Saturday, February 13th, 2016

The Iowa Marble Club will host a mini marble show and marble ID day on Saturday, February 13th, 2016 from 1:00PM to 3:00PM at the Prairie City Community Building, 508 South State Street, Prairie City, IA 50228. Admission is free and a tasty lunch will be provided. The Iowa Marble Club offers free marble identification and appraisals as well as a free bag of marbles for the kids. A variety of antique, vintage and contemporary marbles will be on display from some of the finest marble collections in the Midwest. Stop by to talk and learn about the history of toy marbles or even better yet -- bring your favorite shooter and knuckle down for a quick game of ringer! Don't worry though; the Iowa Marble Club doesn’t play "for keeps". For more information on the marble show, please contact Chad Cline at 515-205-3569 or iowamarble@gmail.com.


Iowa Marble Club Meeting - Saturday, September 26th, 2015

Have you lost your marbles? If so, don’t worry… this will be your chance to find them! The Iowa Marble Club is holding a meeting on Saturday, September 26th, 2015 from 1:00PM to 5:00PM at the Prairie City Community Building, 508 South State Street, Prairie City, IA 50228. Iowa Marble Club meetings are open to the public, admission is free and, as always, a tasty lunch will be provided. The Iowa Marble Club will offer free marble identification and appraisals as well as a free bag of marbles for the kids. A variety of antique, vintage and contemporary marbles will be on display from some of the nicest marble collections in the Midwest. Stop by to talk and learn about the history of toy marbles or even better yet -- bring your favorite shooter and knuckle down for a quick game of ringer! Don't worry though; the Iowa Marble Club doesn’t play "for keeps". Membership to the Iowa Marble Club is open to anyone who is interested in antique, vintage, and contemporary toy marbles. For more information on the club meeting or to join the Iowa Marble Club, please call Chad Cline at 515-205-3569 or visit us online at www.IowaMarbleClub.com.


Marble Program at the Jasper County Historical Museum - Wednesday, September 9th, 2015

The Iowa Marble Club was contacted by Jasper County Historical Museum Executive Director, Ken Barthelman and asked to lead a discussion about the history of marbles during the Museum's monthly lunch and learn brown bag series. The Museum holds a monthly lunch and learn event where a local community member gives a presentation on a topic related to Jasper County and Iowa History. During the presentation, we discussed Iowa's special place in history as host of the largest and longest running toy marble show in the United States, materials used to make marbles throughout history as well as provided tips on how to identify an antique or vintage marble. Members of the audience shared stories about playing marbles during their youth and one woman even recalled a story where she had beaten several boys during a game of ringer on the playground! A special thanks goes out to the Jasper County Historical Museum, Ken Barthelman and the museum staff for the opportunity to speak about marbles during their event.


2015 Des Moines Marble Show - Saturday, June 6th, 2015

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Iowa Marble Club Meeting - Saturday, January 31st, 2015

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2014 Des Moines Marble Show - Saturday, June 7th, 2014

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2013 Des Moines Marble Show - Saturday, September 28th, 2015

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