The Sioux City Railroad Museum was established in 1995 by the Siouxland Historical Railroad Association on the 29-acre, multi-building historic site of the former Milwaukee Railroad Shops terminal to help the city of Sioux City preserve and interpret its railroad heritage. Our museum campus supports the implementation of railroad-related historic preservation projects and the delivery of railroad heritage education programs. Our museum is devoted to highlighting artifacts, buildings, and structures that showcase the Granger Region (i.e. the Upper Middle West area) railroad industry. It is important for area residents to know the history of the trunk line and western railroads that spurred the colonization of the farmsteads of northwest Iowa and the opening of a major gateway to the Dakotas. To help connect people with this history we offer regular and special exhibitions; and we provide docent-led walking tours, special talks by historians, and humanities presentations.
Established in 1995 to capture the industrial changes and historical trends in railroad history, the Sioux City Railroad Museum has become a showpiece for regional and out-of-state visitors. One of the goals of our museum is to promote the educational uses of local railroad history within the larger framework of American Industrial History. Our museum interprets three themes: the history of the steam-era railroad repair shops epoch; the technology of the North American railroad industry; and the railroad heritage of the Upper Middle West portion of the United States. We will utilize your gift to design and offer educational programs and museum exhibits that tell the story of Siouxland's rich railroad history and heritage.
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