Exhibit and Panel Highlight Sioux City Journal Anniversary PDF Print E-mail
Friday, 22 August 2014 08:43

The history of the Sioux City Journal is being highlighted in an exhibit and panel discussion at the Sioux City Public Museum in honor of the newspaper’s 150th anniversary.

The exhibit, “Sioux City Journal: 150 Years in Siouxland 1864-2014” traces the history of the news organization from its founding by young lawyer Samuel Tait Davis to its current role today. Opening on Saturday, August 23, the exhibit features Journal artifacts, photos and original architectural elements from the old newspaper building on Douglas Street. The exhibit will be on display through December.

The Museum also is hosting a panel discussion with current and former Journal staff members on Sunday, August 24 at 2 p.m. The event will be moderated by Journal managing editor Bruce Miller. Panelists scheduled to attend are:

* Sports editor Terry Hersom
* Former managing editor Karen Luken

* Former editor Larry Myhre

* Former reporter Marcia Poole

* Former photographer Ed Porter

* Columnist and former City Hall reporter Lynn Zerschling

The Sioux City Public Museum is located at 607 4th Street in downtown Sioux City. Hours are Tuesday through Saturday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday 1 to 5 p.m. Admission is free. For more information, call 712-279-6174 or visit www.siouxcitymuseum.org.