The Sioux City Public Museum is pleased to announce the recipients of the 2020 Sioux City History Projects Awards. In addition to the five traditional awards from the Museum’s staff and volunteer boards, this year featured a “People’s Choice Award” with votes from more than 200 Facebook users. The award temporarily replaces the “Student’s Choice Award” which is determined by the votes of students participating in school tours. The award recipients are featured here:


Sioux City Museum & Historical Association Award (Tie): Gracie Nelson - Palmer Candy Company and Leo Wheelock - 1890 Sioux City Corn Palace

President’s Award: Finley Milner - United Airlines Flight 232

Trustee’s Award: Hudson Spencer - John Peirce Mansion

Museum Staff Award: Ayla Vollmer - Sioux City Public Museum

Director’s Award: Annmarie Pistello - Sioux City Elevated Railway

People’s Choice Award: Jazlin Cherkas - Sioux City Central High School

Thank you to the 80 students from 13 schools who participated in the "Sioux City History Projects" exhibit.

Missed seeing the Sioux City History Projects exhibit in person? Join us for a virtual tour of the 29th annual exhibit of 4th grade students' models and posters of local historic landmarks, people, and events as it was displayed at the Sioux City Public Museum.

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On March 14, the display of projects created by local 4th grade students opened at the Sioux City Public Museum. Sadly, the exhibit was only on display for two days before the Museum had to close to the public due to the COVID-19 virus. While we hope the Museum will reopen for the end of the exhibit and awards ceremony, in the meantime, these 80 students deserve to have their work showcased.

Here's a video featuring the individual projects:

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Want to look at the Sioux City History Projects at your own pace? Click here for the presentation as a PDF.

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On Facebook, we have videos of each individual school's projects by clicking here.

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