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Sunday, June 4
“The Art of Conversation, a Visit with Ding Darling” with Tom Milligan
2:00 p.m. at the Sioux City Public Museum, 607 4th Street
In this 45-minute presentation, Milligan as Jay N. “Ding” Darling visits with the audience, as an old friend, in his 11th office at The Des Moines Register. Beginning with his early years in Sioux City where as a young boy he became aware of the natural world around him as well as his developing skills as an editorial cartoonist, he recalls his remarkable life journey. His story continues to include 2 Pulitzer Prize winning editorial cartoons for The Register and a remarkable career as a nationally known conservationist. From the introduction of The Duck Stamp to the creation of the National Wildlife Federation, Darling’s influence was felt not only through his cartoons but his actions as well. Considered by many to be one of the most important members of the modern conservation movement in the first half of the 20th century, the impact of his work is still felt today. Sponsored by Humanities Iowa.

June 5 - 6
Utilizing Local History
Teacher Professional Development Workshop
8:15 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the Sioux City Public Museum
Geared to K-12 teachers who would like to incorporate local history into their curriculum.  For details, visit the Professional Development section of our website or the Northwest AEA website.


Saturday, June 10
Historic Fourth Street Walking Tour
10:00 – 11:15 a.m. meet at corner of 4th and Virginia

Thursday, June 15
History at High Noon: All-America City
12:05 p.m. at the Sioux City Public Museum

Sunday, June 25
"The Legacy of Darling” with Sam Koltinsky
1:30 p.m. & 3:00 p.m. at the Sioux City Public Museum
1:30 p.m. – “Darling is Back: The Restoration of Lake Darling" film

3 p.m. – "From Inspiration to Activism" exhibit tour and discussion
with six-time Iowa Duck Stamp winner Darren Maurer.

Thursday, July 13  
Jackson Street Walking Tour
7:00 – 8:15 p.m. 
Tom Munson, the Sioux City Public Museum’s Archives Manager will lead a tour of the historic street beginning and ending at the Peirce Mansion.

Thursday, July 20
History at High Noon: “The Life & Career of Sioux City's Darling”
12:05 p.m. at the Sioux City Public Museum

Matt Anderson, Curator of History, presents a photographic overview of Darling’s life as featured in the exhibit.


Saturday, August 19 and Sunday, August 20
Sergeant Floyd Memorial Encampment
10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday and 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Sunday at the grounds of the Sergeant Floyd River Museum & Welcome Center

Saturday, August 19
Sgt. Floyd Burial Ceremony
6:00 p.m. at the Sgt. Floyd Monument


Sioux City Public Museum

Tuesday – Saturday

10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.


(712) 279-6174


607 4th Street

Sioux City, IA 51101




Sergeant Floyd River Museum & Welcome Center

10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. daily

Closed New Year’s, Easter,

Thanksgiving and Christmas


(712) 279-0198


1000 Larsen Park Road

Sioux City, IA 51103