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Captain's Ball

Friday, Nov. 5, 2021!

Captain’s Ball 2021 is back, in-person, at the River Museum.

Dust off your boots, chaps and cowboy/cowgal hats for a Wild West celebration you won’t forget!

Click here to get your ticket or make a donation!   
The evening will begin at 6:00 p.m. (CST) on Friday, November 5, 2021, in Wild West 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: Wild West is key to ensuring the success and livelihood of our organization.

October 24 @ 9:00 a.m. – Bidding Begins

November 5 @ 6:00 p.m. – Event Start
5pm Special Behind the Scenes Tours for Select Sponsors
6pm O.K. Corral Cocktails, Appetizers, Silent Auction, Games & More
7:30pm Mosey on up to Dinner & Live Auction

November 7 @ 12:00 p.m. – Bidding Ends

Event Registration and Auction Bidding

Click here to get your ticket or make a donation!  


Contact if you have any questions. 

Plan to attend this year!

We look forward to your joining us for this year's in-person event, full of fun and surprises.  To get a sneak peak of what to expect at 2021's in-person Captain's Ball, visit our online gallery from 2019. 

2019 Captain's Ball - 007 Photo Gallery

Thank you to our sponsors!

Our compliments to the following sponsors for making the 2021 in-person Captain's Ball event possible!

Pop-Up Saloon Sponsor:


Spurs and Furs Sponsors:



Qtego Sponsor:  


Outlaw Sponsors:

Jack and Sarah Hasken

John Deere

Chad & Regan Wolbers


NRHF Award Sponsors:

Corky & Med Bickel Family

John & Margarete Cooke


Live Entertainment Sponsor:

Western Décor Sponsor:

Additional Sponsors:

Family Beer & Liquor

Qtego Auction Services


Special Thanks to the 2021 Captain's Ball Event Committee:
Poppy Conlon, Erin Dragotto, Tracy Fischer, Wanda Newt, Vicky Sutter and Teri Witt.