Digging for Railroad History Public Archaeology Project

Saturday, April 23, 2022, 9:00am to 4:00pm
Thursday, April 21, 2022, 9:00am to 4:00pm
Friday, April 22, 2022, 9:00am to 4:00pm
Sunday, April 24, 2022, 9:00am to 4:00pm
Monday, April 25, 2022, 9:00am to 4:00pm
Tuesday, April 26, 2022, 9:00am to 4:00pm
Sioux City Railroad Museum
3400 Sioux River Road, Sioux City, IA 51109

Join the Sioux City Railroad Museum and Office of the State Archaeologist as we investigate the site of historical worker camps. From 1916-18, these camps were home to Italian laborers and others who built the railroad terminal. There are several half-day volunteer slots available for sign-up, don't miss this opportunity to experience what archaeology fieldwork is like!

School-age youth, undergraduate and graduate students, and adults of all ages are encouraged to volunteer. Members of the public are welcome to observe the fieldwork any time from April 21-26!

graphic display of text information in brown tones with an aerial photo of the railroad yard in the background
Individuals with disabilities are encouraged to attend all University of Iowa–sponsored events. If you are a person with a disability who requires a reasonable accommodation in order to participate in this program, please contact Larry Obermeyer in advance at 712-233-6996 or lobermeyer@usa.net.