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
Jeff Bertsch | Vice President, Flexsteel Industries Incorporated (retired)
John M. Bickel | Senior VP, Shuttleworth & Ingersoll (retired)
Carol Bitter | Legal Assistant, Bitter Law Firm (retired)
Gina Blasen | Facility Engineering Man., John Deere Dubuque Works
Tim Butler | Vice President, Cottingham & Butler Insurance (retired)
Mark Dickson | General Manager, John Deere Dubuque Works
Ken Furst | Partner, McGladrey & Pullen LLP (retired)
John Gronen | Owner, Gronen Properties
Sarah Hasken | Unity Point Health Finley Hospital
Maurice Jones | Economic Development Director, City of Dubuque
Wendy Knight Vice President, Institutional Effectiveness, NICC
Ernestine Moss | Community Leader (retired)
Francis A. “Chip” Murray | President & CEO, First Community Trust
Zeny Renier | Community Leader
Stan Rheingans | Superintendent, Dubuque Community Schools
Chuck Schrup | Board Co-Chairman, American Trust & Savings Bank
Tom Woodward | Dir., Pres. & 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 Development
Director of Living Collections
Director of Sales & Guest Services
Director of Finance & Accounting
Director of Facilities
Director of Marketing & Communications
Director of Curatorial Services