Our mission is to inspire stewardship by creating educational experiences where history and rivers come alive.
Our vision is to become the world’s leader in interpreting and protecting the life, history and culture of our region and rivers, to create a more global, knowledgeable and engaged citizen.
The Dubuque County Historical Society (doing business as the National Mississippi River Museum & Aquarium) also operates the Mathias Ham Historic Site, is home to the National Rivers Hall of Fame, and supports a national outreach program called RiverWorks Discovery. For more information, we encourage you to explore our website and feel free to contact the institution at 563-557-9545.
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Mike Donohue, Chairman | Regional President, US Bank
Jim Gantz, Vice Chair | President, Pepsi-Cola Bottling Co.
Mike Budde, Secretary | President, Advanced Data Com (retired)
Lori Thielen, Treasurer | Rainbo Oil
John M. Bickel | Senior VP, Shuttleworth & Ingersoll (retired)
Carol Bitter Purtell | Legal Assistant, Bitter Law Firm (retired)
Gina Blasen | Facility Engineering Man., John Deere Dubuque Works
Tim Butler | Vice President, Cottingham & Butler Insurance (retired)
Poppy Conlon | Business Development, Conlon Construction Co.
Mark Dickson | Plant Manager, John Deere Dubuque Works
Ken Furst | Partner, RSM (retired)
Teri Goodmann | Assistant City Manager, City of Dubuque
John Gronen | Owner, Gronen Properties
Sarah Hasken | Regional Director Operations for the Organized System of Care, UnityPoint Health Finley Hospital
Wendy Knight | Vice President, Institutional Effectiveness, NICC
Ernestine Moss | Community Leader (retired)
Francis A. “Chip” Murray | President & CEO, First Community Trust, N.A.-Investment Services
Zeny Renier | Community Leader
Stan Rheingans | Superintendent of Schools, Dubuque Community Schools
Chuck Schrup | Co-Chairman of the Board, American Trust & Savings Bank (retired)
Chad Wolbers | President & CEO, UnityPoint Health Finley Hospital
Tom Woodward | Director, President & CEO, Woodward Communications, Inc.
Emeritus Board Members
John Walsh and Paul Woodward
No officers or board members receive any compensation.
President & CEO
Vice President of Living Collections & Education
Director of Sales & Guest Services
Vice President of Development
Director of Finance & Accounting
Director of Facilities
Director of Marketing & Communications
Director of Curatorial Services