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‘New to You’ exhibit on display at Sioux City Public Museum

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SIOUX CITY (KTIV) -- Telling Siouxland's story. It's the focus of the public museum's latest exhibit New to You: Recent Artifact Donations.

The exhibit, which opened last Saturday highlights artifacts donated over the past few years. Some 100 artifacts are on display, as well as 60 to 70 photos playing on a slideshow.

Officials said it's a way to show some artifacts that won't fit into a larger story that they are trying to tell.

"There's a pretty good overview," said Matt Anderson, Sioux City Public Museum Curator of History. "Things from fairly small things like small bottles from an old drug store to fairly large things like a phonograph cylinder player from the early 1900s or a bear-skin rug from one of the local saddlery companies."

Anderson said some of the coolest items on display include a hand-carved Lakota-style peace pipe made by artist George Bryan “Standing Eagle", and a 1893 silk banner from Sioux City's Norwegian singing society.

"That was probably one of the odder things that we got," said Anderson. "It's cool looking and yet it's something that we didn't know that much about before."

The New to You exhibit will be on display at the Sioux City Public Museum until August 15.

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