About Our Organization
Established in 1984, the Siouxland Historical Railroad Association is a non-profit 501(c)(3) industrial heritage organization that operates a historic site and museum under the brand name: the Sioux City Railroad Museum. The Siouxland Historical Railroad Association researches, preserves, and interprets the significant historical impact of railroads on our region, state, and nation. The Sioux City Railroad Museum aims to be a place that reaches a broad audience and engages people through exhibits, services, and storytelling that educate, entertain, and inspire; fostering an awareness and appreciation for the preservation and conservation of the railroad industry’s heritage and historic resources. The Railroad Museum is aggressively building its permanent collection; focusing on the history and heritage of western trunk line railroads that operated throughout the “grain belt” states west of Chicago. The railroads preserved in the collection had vast networks of rail lines with connections and linkages to Sioux City. The companies represented, along with their predecessor lines, include the Chicago, Milwaukee, St. Paul & Pacific Railroad (Milwaukee Road); Great Northern Railroad; Chicago and North Western Railway; Chicago, St. Paul, Minneapolis & Omaha Railway; Chicago, Rock Island & Pacific Railroad; Chicago Great Western Railway; and the Minneapolis and St. Louis Railway. Those historic railroad companies share the same regional geography corresponding to the modern freight railroad networks of the Union Pacific Railroad, BNSF Railway, Dakota and Iowa Railroad, Canadian National Railway, and Canadian Pacific Railway.
S.T.E.A.M. Summer Camp
This summer camp for children provides a week-long opportunity to learn about railroads and how they have played a significant role in shaping the United States. Each day of the camp will start with a presentation and group discussion covering a different subject that will follow the S.T.E.A.M. (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts & Math) format. Afterward, each day, the children will participate in an activity or work on a craft related to the subject.
Age Group(s): (5-8) and (9-12) yrs. old
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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