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Lunchtime Program Series Features Riverside

Post Date:02/12/2020 8:20 AM

Learn more about the development of one of Sioux City’s most unique neighborhoods at “History at High Noon: Riverside Story” on Thursday, February 20 from 12:05 to 12:45 p.m. Attendees are invited to bring their lunch to this free presentation at the Sioux City Public Museum. 

Presenter Tom Munson, Archives Manager, will highlight the history of this area of Sioux City and how it came to function almost like a town of its own. Theophile Bruguier, one of Sioux City’s pioneers, settled in southern Riverside in 1849. By the 1880s, Riverside would become the city’s playground; a park to escape the hustle of downtown. By the 1890s, northern Riverside boasted three brickyards and a newly-established residential addition. Commerce and culture would thrive in Riverside by the 20th century, active with retailers, churches, and schools.

The Sioux City Public Museum is located at 607 4th Street in downtown Sioux City.  For more information, call 712-279-6174 or visit siouxcitymuseum.org.

 

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