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25th anniversary for the Sergeant Floyd River Museum and Welcome Center

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SIOUX CITY, Iowa (KTIV) - An open house was held Thursday at the Sergeant Floyd River Museum and Welcome Center in Sioux City.

People gathered to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the facility which first opened in 1989.

Annually, the Welcome Center sees between 1,200 and 1,500 people.

It is one of Iowa's most unique welcome centers.

"The most unique part about our facility is our river museum. We tell a story about the Missouri River and transportation history ," said Kathy Meisner, Welcome Center Supervisor.

As part of the anniversary, a new exhibit was added to the boat.

It contains items, like a scrapbook and plates, from Mike Koller's journey as a Floyd crew member when the merchant vessel was still operating.

"I am really proud that somebody can see what I did for a year and a half.  What I thought and what I collected and everything else," said Mike Koller, Floyd Crew Member.

 The new exhibit will be on display indefinitely.

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