Sioux City History Projects & Local Brewing History Exhibit PDF Print E-mail
Friday, 17 March 2017 08:23

Models and posters of local historic landmarks, people, and events created by 4th grade students are showcased in the annual Sioux City History Projectsexhibit opening on Saturday, March 18 at the Sioux City Public Museum. After their hard work studying local history, 1,031 students from 14 participating schools created projects on Sioux City’s past and present. Projects displayed in the Museum have been evaluated according to their uniqueness, quality and how they relate to Sioux City history. The exhibit, now in its 26th year, will be on display through May 13 when students will be honored at a reception and awards ceremony.

Due to popular demand, the Museum’s temporary exhibit, A History of Brewing in Sioux City, has been extended to Sunday, March 19. The exhibit tells the story of Sioux City’s early breweries, their products, and the impact state and federal prohibition laws had on the industry locally. The history of brewing in Sioux City can be traced back to 1860 when Rudolph Selzer established Northwest Iowa’s first brewery. In addition to artifacts relating to Sioux City’s breweries like crates, bottles, cans, promotional merchandise and advertising pieces, an extensive slideshow of images chronicling every stage of local brewing history from 1860 to 2016 is included in the exhibit.  

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