Sanford Museum & Planetarium

117 E Willow St, Cherokee, Iowa 51012



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We are on hold for a bit in the West Gallery while our new elevator is being built and installed.




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Current Events:

October 30 was our last planetarium with our old projector. From now until spring, we will be in the process of remodeling for the new projector.

March Events


March Art Wall: Julie McCullough

March 1: NWIAS meeting: March 1, 2017, 6:00 p.m. Ancient Copper Workers on Isle Royale National Park with Sam Olson

March 11: Sanford Museum Association Program: The Devil has my Consent: The Real Story behind the Salem Witch Trials, 1692-1693  with Kathy Wilson 7:30 p.m.

March 28: Coffee with the Curators: 10:00
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April Events

April Art Wall: Jill Wilhelm

April West Gallery Exhbit: Opening April 10: Abraham Lincoln: A Man of His Time, A Man for All Times: This exhibition traces Lincoln’s path from a self-educated, rough-hewn lawyer , to the president who guided a divided nation through the crises of slavery, secession and Civil War.

April 5: NWIAS Meeting: Detecting Invisible Mounds, Megan Stroh, Archaeologist at the Sanford Museum will talk about the mystery of Webb Mounds, and her results using a gradiometer at the site. 6:00 p.m.

April 8: SMA Program: Walt Whitman Live! with William Koch 7:30 p.m.

April 10: Cherokee Historic & Architectural Survey Report - Historic Preservation Survey Presented. 5:30 p.m.
(There wil also be a brief presentation of this report at the City Council Meeting on April 11, at 7:00 p.m.)

April 25: Coffee with the Curators, 10:00 A.M.


May Events


May Art Wall: Jody Whitlock


May West Gallery Exhbit: Abraham Lincoln: A Man of His Time, A Man for All Times: This exhibition traces Lincoln’s path from a self-educated, rough-hewn lawyer , to the president who guided a divided nation through the crises of slavery, secession and Civil War.


May 3: NWIAS Meeting: Cherokee Archaeology Sites Road Tour: Join the Museum’s archaeologist to interesting archaeological sites around Cherokee, Iowa. We will meet at the Sanford Museum at 6 p.m. and then caravan to the sites.

May 30: Coffee with the Curators, 10:00 A.M.
 

Phone: 712-225-3922

Email us:

sanfordmuseum@sanfordmusem.org


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Located in Cherokee, Iowa, the Sanford Museum and Planetarium has exhibits and activities on a variety of subjects including: Archaeology, Art, Astronomy, Geology, History, Natural History, and Paleontology. The museum was made possible through a trust fund established by the late Mr. & Mrs. W.A. Sanford of Cherokee, in memory of their only son, Tiel.

It was their intention to create a charitable trust for historical, cultural and educational purposes that was to be free and open to the public.

The facility was officially opened to the public in 1951. Since then, more than one million visitors have viewed exhibits, attended demonstrations, and taken part in a wide variety of activities.