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Captain's Ball

Friday, Nov. 4, 2022!

It’s an evening where the coolest cats come together
to celebrate history, science, and conservation.

The evening will begin at 6:00 p.m. (CST) on Friday, November 4, 2022, in Fabulous 50s theme! You won't want to miss this exciting event with cocktail hour and appetizers, games, auction, entertainment, food and maybe a few surprises. 

Join us in celebrating 70+ years of success, while you help the Dubuque County Historical Society, National Mississippi River Museum & Aquarium, Mathias Ham Historic Site, National Rivers Hall of Fame, and RiverWorks Discovery remain champions for conservation, preservation, and dynamic learning experiences.

It is because of your ongoing support for this event that the Historical Society serves as a leading cultural institution in the region and contributes to a vibrant community that engages all those who reside here today and for generations to come.

This year, your support of Captain’s Ball: Fabulous 50s is key to ensuring the success and livelihood of our organization.

October 28 @ 9:00 a.m. – Silent Auction Bidding Begins

November 4 @ 6:00 p.m. – Event Start
5:00 p.m. -  Early cocktail hour for Select Sponsors
6:00 p.m. - Cocktail hour, silent auction, games and contests
7:30 p.m. - Dinner & Live Auction
9:00 p.m. – Silent Auction Bidding Ends

Event Registration and Auction Bidding

Now through August 5, save $25 on the regular rate of individual tickets!

Click here to get your tickets!


Contact if you have any questions. 

Plan to attend this year!

We look forward to your joining us for this year's event, full of fun and surprises.  To get a sneak peak of what to expect at 2022's Captain's Ball, check out our video from 2021.

Sponsorships are now available!

Click here for sponsorship opportunities  
Pay here for your sponsorship

Wisenheimer Sponsor:

Pop-Up Giggle Water Sponsor:

Greasers and Squares Sponsors:

 Clickbid Sponsors:  

Ring A Ding-Ding Sponsors:

NRHF Award Sponsors:

Live Entertainment Sponsor:

50s Décor Sponsor:

Green Screen Sponsor:

Cocktail Napkin Sponsor:

Party Favor Sponsors

Additional Sponsors:

If you would like to donate an item for the auction please contct Vicky Sutter at 563-557-5945 ext. 276 or

Special Thanks to the 2022 Captain's Ball Event Committee:
Poppy Conlon, Victoria Cote, Erin Dragotto, Tracy Fischer, Maureen Ott,
Wanda Newt, Vicky Sutter, Johanna Talarico, Robin Vaughn & Teri Witt