117 E Willow St, Cherokee, Iowa 51012
July - Judy Long
August - Sandra Williams
September - Susan Moore
August 13 - Perseid Meteor Shower Party - 9:00 p.m.
September 12 - Iowa's Hidden Treasures with Dan Kearcher- 7:30 p.m.
October 10 - Monarchs
with Carl Stenoien - 7:30 p.m.
August 5 - Gradiometer Demonstration- 6:00 p.m.
Sept 2 - Potluck at Silver Sioux Recreation Area- 6:00 p.m.
Sept 27 - Little Sioux
River Archaeology (at the Prairie Heritage Center) -
Oct 7 - Conservation
Workshop - 6:00 p.m.
July 26 -2:00 p.m.
Aug 30 - 2:00 p.m.
Sept 27 - 2:00 p.m.
Cherokee, Iowa, the Sanford Museum and Planetarium has
activities on a variety of subjects including:
Astronomy, Geology, History, Natural History, and
museum was made possible through a trust fund
established by the late
Mr. & Mrs. W.A. Sanford of Cherokee, in memory of
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.