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.
Local artists display their skills on the Art Wall in the East Gallery. Periodically, a new artist is featured. The artists featured for 2013 are:
January: Good Times Place Painters
February: Steph Fitzsimmons
March: Ann Reisdorf
April: Donna Duncan
May: Dale Macafee
June: Cherokee County Soils Posters
July: Angela Davidson
August: Regina Ganson Rooks
September: David Strom
October: 4-H Crafts
November: D. Ryan Allen
December: Joel Lueck
The West gallery constantly changes. It is in this area that we build five major exhibits a year, including our annual art exhibit.
Currently on Display:
Then & Now:
The Changing Arctic Landscape
Furnished in mid-nineteenth century style, the Sanford Room provides a beautiful setting for many of our historic artifacts.
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.