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Hard Won, Not Done™ is a local look at the efforts of some remarkable women who fought for ratification of the 19th Amendment granting women the right to vote. On the 100th anniversary of this historic milestone, Hard Won, Not Done™ honors how far we've come, draws parallels to our own experiences 100 years later, and is an opportunity to consider how far we have yet to go toward the goal of equity for all.
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Phase one of the new permanent exhibit River of Innovation, this 3,000-square-foot exhibit space features a working 19th century belt-driven machine shop that once created motors for racing boats on the Mississippi River.
Dubuque's baseball roots date back to 1855, when according to lore, the 4th ward "on the hill" challenged the 3rd ward "on the flats" to a baseball game in the earliest local game on record. After two hours being pummeled by the players from the flats, the 4th ward players gave up.
Take a local look at America's favorite passtime and enjoy items from the Dubuque County Historical Society's collection in this mini-exhibit located in the Mississippi River Discovery Center concourse.
As the Dubuque County Historical Society (whose collection is housed at the National Mississippi River Museum & Aquarium) celebrates 70 years, we wanted the public to take a closer look at how the act of collecting has changed over the years. Stop in to view our "cabinet of curiosities" and learn just what a "cabinet of curiosities" was.
Part aquarium, part museum, part science center, the National Mississippi River Museum & Aquarium inspires stewardship by creating educational experiences where history and rivers come alive!
Showtimes: 12 p.m., 3 p.m.
Playing through May 28, 2021
This is a story of discovery, of survival against the odds, and of nature’s ingenuity, all brought to life in stunning 3D. You’re invited to explore these extraordinary and enchanted islands, whose remarkable inhabitants helped change the way we understand nature.
Showtimes: 11 a.m., 2 p.m.
Playing Mar. 1, 2021 - Sept. 6, 2021
As he scrambles to the sea, young Sammy the Sea Turtle takes an epic journey across the ocean to rejoin his friends. Along his travels he encounters piranhas, fish eagles, and secret passages, all while discovering humans’ impact to the planet. Sammy may be a tiny turtle but his will is bigger than the ocean.
We've been fostering Florida corals for nearly two years, and in recent months, we've discovered a few surprises that illustrate just how important coral ecosystems are to so many species. Read all about it and join Aquarist Marisa Foster in our Coral Crib to see these amazing creatures!
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Dubuque’s own Lillian Clark Cary was President of the Iowa Chapter of the National Order of the Ladies of the GAR (Grand Army of the Republic) when she attended the 1915 annual state convention in Sioux City. An auxiliary group of the GAR, this all-female association was open to “the loyal mothers, wives, sisters, daughters, granddaughters and blood kin nieces of soldiers, sailors and marines, who served honorably in aiding and maintaining the integrity and supremacy of the National Government during the Rebellion, and ex-army [n]urses, and all lineal female descendants.”
For more on the group and Cary's involvedment, follow the link below!
The Museum & Aquarium's vision is to become the world's leader in interpreting and protecting the life, history and culture of our rivers, to create a more global, knowledgeable and engaged citizen. Among our many conservation efforts are citizen science programs, propagation of endangered species, promotion of the Monterey Bay Aquarium's Seafood Watch, and above all else, education.