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Museum to host many activities in February

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Linda Burkhart, Director of the Sanford Museum, is pictured above displaying books that are for sale at the Sanford Museum. Photo by Mike Leckband
Starting this week at the Sanford Museum, there will be a one- of -a-kind book sale. The museum staff has been cleaning house, and are selling books that have been accumulating for the past 50 years.

According to Linda Burkhart, Museum Director, the museum is clearing out many of their old book so they can rearrange the museum library and make room for an office and work space for Jason Titcomb, Sanford Archaeologist.

Vast arrays of subject matter are among the boxes of books for sale, including subject matter on astronomy, botany, entomology, zoology, and history, plus much more.

Also featured this month at the museum is an exhibit on Black History Month on the East Gallery Art Wall. This exhibit shows biographies on important historic African-Americans in Iowa and nationally, as well.

The exhibit is a combination of the photographs and biographies from the Sanford Museum's collection and the Cedar Rapids Museum's collection. This exhibit is currently on display until the end of February.

The staff will also be taking down the Beauty of Northwest Iowa photo exhibit in the West Gallery, and will feature a new exhibit on DNA.

On Feb. 21, Titcomb will present a presentation on Sanford Archaeology Research: Past, Present and Future. For the past 50 years the Sanford Museum has played an important role in Midwest archaeology. Come listen to Titcomb as he discusses discoveries that made national attention.

Also, learn about recent local discoveries and projects made by the museum from just the last few years, including secrets of Pilot Rock, and hear about the future of archaeological research at the museum, which will incorporate the latest technologies to make future discoveries.

On Sunday, Feb. 22 at 2 p.m. the museum will present its monthly Planetarium program.

The Sanford Museum is located at 117 E. Willow St. or visit them on the web at www.sanfordmuseum.org

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