SIOUX CITY, Iowa — The Sioux City Public Museum has local school projects on display about Sioux City's past.
From now until May 6th, folks can check out their hard work, bringing Sioux City history alive through their art. Sixteen schools participated in the exhibit, with over ninety different projects being showcased.
After studying local history, 940 students from 16 participating schools made projects about Sioux City’s past. Projects displayed in the Museum have been evaluated according to their uniqueness, quality, and how they relate to Sioux City's history. Unique creations this year include Archie’s Diner, Bob Roe’s Point After, Meier’s Body Shop, Shore Acres, Cargill Company, and the Sioux City Chamber of Commerce.
"You get to learn about the community that you live in and we have a really rich history in Sioux City," said Theresa Weaver-Basye, curator of education at Sioux City's Public Museum. "So it's a good time to just dig in and learn some of the unique aspects of Sioux City history."
The participating elementary schools include Bryant Elementary, Holy Cross School, Hunt, Irving Elementary, Leeds Elementary, Liberty Elementary, Loess Hills Elementary, Morningside Elementary, Perry Creek Elementary, Riverside Elementary, Sacred Heart Elementary, Siouxland Christian, St. Paul, Spalding Park Elementary, Sunnyside Elementary, and Unity Elementary.
Again this year, the public is invited to vote for their favorite history project in the Visitors’ Choice Award category. Ballots are available at the Museum’s front desk.