Sanford Museum & Planetarium
117 E Willow St, Cherokee, Iowa 51012
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Planetarium * SMA * Exhibits *
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September Art Wall: Candace Camling
September 7: NWIAS Meeting: End of the Season BBQ, 6:00 p.m.
September 10: Cherokee Pedal Through the Past: Please call to register for this event. 8:00 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
September 10: SMA Program: Korea, Then & Now: Bob Hoogeveen 7:30 p.m.
September 19: West Gallery: History of the Cherokee Mental Health Institute
September 25: Archaeology Day: 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
September 25: Public Planetarium Show: 2:00 p.m.
September 27: Coffee with the Curators: 10:00 a.m.
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 Show: 2:00 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 27: Public Planetarium Show: 2:00 p.m.
November 29: Coffee with the Curators: 10:00 p.m.
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.