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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!
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.
Now playing through Feb. 28, 2021.
Experience on the giant screen the remarkable true story of three animal species rescued from brink of extinction. Join this amazing adventure to save California’s enchanting Channel Island Fox, China’s fabled Golden Monkey and the wondrous migrating crabs of Christmas Island. Discover the heartfelt and ingenious human efforts to rescue endangered species around the world.
Did you know most box turtles spend their entire lives within 250 yards of the nests where they were born? These awesome turtles are named for their ability to retract their heads, tail, and limbs inside their shells and clamp them shut.
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Quilts can be large or small, made of rich, expensive fabrics, or just serve as an economical way to repurpose otherwise unusable fabric scraps leftover from other projects. And this quilt dating back to between the 1870s and 1890s is an example of that economy, having been made of wools and serges, winter weight clothing fabrics, suiting, and coat materials. For more on the quilt and its owner, 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.