Programs and Events at the Sgt. Floyd
River Museum and
special presentation on the Lewis and Clark Expedition is
available upon request to teachers of the region who wish to
enlighten their students on the history of the Expedition,
with a special focus on what occurred with the Expedition in
the Siouxland area.
groups are also welcome. These groups can tour the facility
and receive a presentation on the facility and its
history. Restroom facilities are available to handle these
are recommended for all tours
contact the Sgt. Floyd staff.
Annual Events on the grounds of the Sergeant Floyd River
Museum & Welcome Center
Bill Diamond Antique &
Classic Car Show - Second Sunday in July
takes place the 2nd Sunday in July, from 12 to
4 p.m. This is a “Show and Shine” event. Live entertainment
is provided and refreshments are available. The event is
free to the public and it is sponsored by the Sioux City
Museum and Historical Association.
Floyd Memorial Encampment - mid-August
Floyd River Museum and Welcome Center sponsors an 1804
Living History Encampment on the Saturday and Sunday in
August closest to the 20th day, which is the
anniversary of the day Sgt. Charles Floyd died, the only
fatality of the Lewis and Clark Expedition.
of the burial of Sergeant Floyd is conducted in full 1804
ceremony at 6 p.m. on Saturday, at the Floyd monument,
the site of Floyd’s burial. The public is invited to attend.
living-history presentation of the camp of August 20, 1804
is presented by the Discovery Corps, an Omaha, NE- based
historical reenactment group and the Sergeant Floyd Honor
Guard, a local reenactment group.
be welcome to examine authentic tents, camp equipment
uniforms and firearms; such as were maintained by the Lewis
and Clark Expedition of 1804. Hours of the encampment are
until 5 p.m. on Saturday and 10 a.m. through
early afternoon on Sunday. Activities both days will include
an 1804 reveille and flag-raising ceremony, periodic musters
and inspections and arms drills.