Sanford Museum and Planetarium
The Sanford Museum and Planetarium has exhibits and activities on a variety of subjects including: Archaeology, Art, Astronomy, Geology, History, Natural History, Paleontology. The museum was made possible through a trust fund established by the late Mr. & Mrs. W.A. Sanford of Cherokee, Iowa, in memory of their only son, Tiel.
It was their intention to create a charitable trust for historical, cultural and educational purposes that was to be free and open to the public.
The facility was officially opened to the public in 1951. Since then, more than one million visitors have viewed exhibits, attended demonstrations, and taken part in a wide variety of activities.
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The Sanford Museum and Planetarium was the first planetarium in the state of Iowa. It opened in 1951. Although our planetarium projector is still an excellent educational tool we would like to replace it in the near future.
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