Sanford Museum & Planetarium
117 E Willow St, Cherokee, Iowa 51012
Information * Education *
Planetarium * SMA * Exhibits *
Contact * Fun & Free *
Collections * Geophysical Survey Services * Get involved
October Art Wall: Cherokee County 4-H Projects:
October West Gallery Exhibit: The History of the Cherokee Mental Health Institute
October NWIAS: There is no NWIAS meeting this month
October 8: Sanford Museum Association Program: Pete Grady - U. S. Grant, 7:30 p.m.
October 25: Coffee with the Curators: 10:00 a.m.
October 30: Public Planetarium Retirement Show: 2:00 p.m. - This will be the last planetarium with our old Spitz A-1 projector! There will be a planetarium at 2, a donor recognition ceremony, and then a final planetarium at 4:00 p.m.
November Art Wall: Andrea Urban
November West Gallery Exhibit: The History of the Cherokee Mental Health Institute
November 2: NWIAS meeting: One day roadtrip to Pipestone National Monument. Contact us to sign up. Cost is $20.00
November 12: Sanford Museum Association Program: Celtic Fingerstyle Guitar with Jerry Barlow 7:30 p.m.
November 29: Coffee with the Curators: 10:00 p.m.
December Art Wall: Judith Eastburn
December West Gallery Exhibit: Festival of Trees
December 7: NWIAS Meeting: Mayan Research Program in Belize, presented by Ryan Lange, graduate of the University of Northern Iowa: 6:00 p.m.
*The museum will be closed December 24, 25, and 26 for Christmas.
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.