The Northwest Chapter
The Northwest Chapter was organized as a
branch of the Iowa Archeological Society, and members
are pledged to support and further the aims and
purposes of the parent organization.
Our goals are to further archaeological
knowledge and to gather, record, and publish
information of all archaeological remains, whether
they are sites, data, or artifacts, for the benefit of
future generations of Iowans and scientists.
Meetings and Events
The Northwest Chapter meets on the first
Wednesday of every month at 6 p.m. In addition to
discussing upcoming events, these monthly meetings
feature special activities, field trips, or
presentations. These meetings are open to the public,
so feel free to bring a friend!
Detecting Invisible Mounds,
Megan Stroh, Archaeologist at the
Sanford Museum will talk about the
mystery of Webb Mounds, and her results
using a gradiometer at the site.
Archaeology Sites Road Tour
Join the Museumís archaeologist to
interesting archaeological sites around
Cherokee, Iowa. We will meet at the Sanford
Museum at 6 p.m. and then caravan to the
|To Be Announced
|Archaeology Site Trip
Meet at the Sanford Museum at 6 p.m. and we will
caravan to one of the famous archaeological
sites in our area. Wear sturdy shoes for hiking,
bug spray, and water bottle. We will have
to hike more than a mile in uneven terrain to
get to the site.
|Paddle with an Archaeologist
Paddle down the Little Sioux River in a kayak or
canoe, while also learning about the fascinating
prehistory along the way. Megan Stroh will be
pointing out archaeological sites on the route,
and we will stop and look for fossils and
artifacts along the way. This is a joint program
with the Cherokee County Conservation Board.
Sign up with them ahead of time to participate
in the program.
|Turkey Track History Camp
History and science often go hand in hand when
it comes to understanding the past. This summer,
kids will have an opportunity to sign up for
this exciting 4-day camp and learn more about
history by using scientific techniques! We will
have crafts, games, and use our observations to
piece together the puzzle of people and animals
that lived here in Iowa before us! Space is
limited, so you must sign up your little
historian before June 1st.
|Creating Replicas of Ancient
Dale Clark will talk about his interest in
reconstructing the past by reconstructing
pottery using prehistoric techniques. He will
bring examples of his beautiful
|To be announced
This event will be held from 1-4 p.m. at the
Silver Sioux Recreation Area near Quimby, Iowa.
There will speakers in the Barn and activities
around the park!
Seasonal Newsletter Members of NWIAS
receive a newsletter four times a year (Winter,
Spring, Summer, Fall). Newsletters highlight local
research, archaeological and paleontological finds,
Northwest Chapter news, and upcoming events.
All meetings are open to the public, and
are regularly announced to members. Membership dues
are only $3 per person and payable once a year on the
calendar year. Send payment to Sanford Museum
Membership in the Iowa Archaeological
Society is $20 and not required, but is highly
recommended. Go to their website to learn more about
member benefits and events.
If you have any
questions, please E-mail us at