Since Alexander Graham Bell received his patent in 1876, few inventions have had quite the impact as the telephone. Sioux City had its fair share of Bell system companies and independent exchanges. Operators and servicemen connected communities across Siouxland to the wider world. Join Haley Aguirre, Archival Records Clerk with the Sioux City Public Museum, to discover how Sioux City went from having just 12 phone numbers in 1880 to over 75,000 telephones in operation by the end of the 1970s. This program will feature unique photographs and artifacts from the museum’s Telephone Pioneers collection.