|Sanford Museum &
117 E Willow St, Cherokee, Iowa 51012
West Gallery Exhibit:
Then & Now: The Changing Arctic Landscape
Cherokee County Soil Conservation
Poster Contest - June 2013
Angela Davidson - July 2013
Regina Ganson Brooks - August 2013
Apr 13 - 7:30 - Ice Age Exhibit
opening with Chris Widga
Aug 12 - 9:00 - Perseid Meteor Shower
June 30 -Public Planetarium, 2:00 P.M.
July 28 -Public Planetarium, 2:00 P.M.
Aug 25 -Public Planetarium, 2:00 P.M.
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
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.