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Woodbury County Courthouse Celebrates 100 Years

Post Date:03/21/2018 9:49 AM

Tuesday, May 1 - Law Day: The Recommitment to the Next 100 Years of the Courthouse as a Place of Justice

11:00 a.m. Proclamation and Rededication of the Time Capsule
"Board of Supervisors and Remarks by Officials"
Northwest Corner
12:00 p.m. Lunch & Learn: Historic Architect Pete Franks
"The Value of the Historic Courthouse and the Uniqueness of the Magnificent Gem"
Courtroom 203
1:30 p.m. Presentation: USD's Dean of Law School Thomas Geu
"The Separation of Powers: A Framework for Freedom"
Courtroom 203
3:00 p.m. Presentation: Historic Cases - Retired Judge Michael Walsh
"100 Years of Justice in Woodbury County"
Courtroom 203

Wednesday, May 2 - Sculpting the Courthouse: Alphonso Iannelli

12:00 p.m Lunch & Learn: Matt Anderson, Curator of History
"Exhibit Tour of the Chicago Origins of the Courthouse"
Sioux City Public Museum
2:00 p.m.
Kenny Schmitz, Building Services Director
Norman Mahoney, Sioux City Brick & Tile
"Restoring Efforts of the Past for the Generations of the Future"
Basement Level

Thursday, May 3 - The People's Courthouse

9:00 a.m. Live Tours Start on the Hour (9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.) Courthouse Rotunda
10:00 a.m. Unveiling of the Virtual Smartphone Tour

Friday, May 4 - Kids' Day

9:00 a.m. Live Children's Tours on the Hour (9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.) Courthouse Rotunda
12:00 p.m. Presentation of Essay Winners from Local Schools
Click here for entry requirements
Courthouse Rotunda

Saturday, May 5 - A Celebration of our Courthouse  (Reservations Required)

5:30 p.m. Social Hour Courthouse Rotunda
6:15 p.m. Opening Remarks / Dinner
7:00 p.m. Speaker Presentations
  • Dr. Guy Wilson, Professor of Architectural History University of Virginia
    "The Woodbury County Courthouse and William Steele's American Architecture"
  • Tim Samuelson, Curator of History of the City of Chicago


 The official site for more information about the celebration along with facts about the courthouse may be found at

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