Railway Museum Seeks Volunteers for Archaeological Dig Next Month

A local museum is looking for help as they search for old artifacts. The Milwaukee Railroad Shops Historic District is planning an expansion of their museum facilities on Sioux River Road, but before they do that they'll be hosting an archaeological dig. They will be looking for relics from when the museum was a repair station for the Milwaukee Railroad. An archaeologist from the State of Iowa will be in town next month, and the museum is looking for local volunteers to help out. "Whether it's screening the dirt, making sure that everything that is in the ground can be captured... if there's any tools left over or building remnants something that's historically significant, volunteers can help with that whole process," said educational coordinator T.J. Obermyer. That dig will take place starting Monday August 4th at the museum.