Monthly History at High Noon presentations feature historic photographs on a variety of topics of local interest. Attendees are invited to bring their own lunches to
the free presentations.

Upcoming topics:

HAHN Dec 19 - Feb 20


Past topics: 


Currently in its 8th year, the History at High Noon presentations are now available online. Past presentations may be viewed on the Sioux City Public Museum's YouTube Channel

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December 2019 - Sioux City Restaurants
Restaurants, lunch counters, and cafes are part of our everyday life. Presenter Tom Munson, Archives Manager, also explores renown Sioux City favorites like pizza, hot dogs, taverns and much more.

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October 2019 - South Bottoms
Presenter Haley Aguirre, Archival Records Clerk, will explore the Bottoms’ history and people, major cultural and business centers, and reasons for the demise of the neighborhoods.

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July 2019 - Flight 232
Presenter Matt Anderson, Curator of History, takes a look back at July 19, 1989 when United Airlines Flight 232 carrying 296 passengers and crew, crash-landed at the Sioux Gateway Airport. Remarkably, although 112 people lost their lives, 184 survived

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June 2019 - Charles N. Taylor Photographs
Presenter Tom Munson, Archives Manager, showcases early 1890s images of houses, churches, commercial buildings, street scenes, and much more. Itinerant photographer Charles N. Taylor’s photographs are among the best documentation of Sioux City’s Boom Era. 

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May 2019 - D-Day Remembered
Presenter Russ Gifford, a local writer and instructor, provides views from the battlefield to the home front to mark the 75th anniversary of the D-Day invasion during WWII.

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April 2019 - The Great Depression in Sioux City
Presenter Matt Anderson, Curator of History, reflects on the economic turmoil of the 1930s. Like all American cities, Sioux City was profoundly affected by the economic catastrophe of the era. Featured images illustrate the challenges local citizens faced during the Great Depression and how they managed to deal with them in a mostly positive way.

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March 2019 - Sioux City's First Banker
Presenter Haley Aguirre, Archival Records Clerk, explores the story of George Weare and his bank, and how the Weare family impacted Sioux City high society from the Victorian era and beyond.

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February 2019 - Sioux City Grocery Store
Tom Munson, Archives Manager, will trace the history of local shops starting with Sioux City’s first general store in 1856.

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January 2019 - Sioux City Founders 
Grace Linden, former Sioux City Public Museum curator of history, traces the history of the men and women who founded Sioux City 165 years ago.


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