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East Gallery

The Displays in the East Gallery tell the story of Cherokee's development.

The struggles and triumphs of the early settlers are portrayed

through historical artifacts. 

Art wall

Local artists display their skills on the Art Wall in the East Gallery.

Periodically, a new artist is featured. The artists featured for 2015 are:

January: Good Times Place Painters

February: James Year

March: Kendra Sorum

 

April: Christine Hilbert

May: Kristine Clemens

 

June: Cherokee County Soils Posters

July: Judy Long

 

August: Sandra Williams

 

Spetember: Susan Moore

 

October: 4-H

West Gallery
The West gallery constantly changes. It is in this area that we build five major exhibits a year.
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Sanford Room

Furnished in mid-nineteenth century style, the Sanford Room provides a

beautiful setting for many of our historic artifacts. 

Lower Level

The lower level tells the prehistory of Northwest Iowa.

Many fossils from Iowa's prehistoric sea are exhibited.

The early inhabitants of this area are known to us only through the artifacts

they left behind. Using part of our collection of prehistoric artifacts, our exhibits

show how those early people lived in Northwest Iowa.

Our Natural History exhibits have a variety of wildlife. From the smallest insect

to the adult opossum, this area contains many of the birds, mammals and

insects living in Northwest Iowa.