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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 and Fund A Need
9:15 p.m. – Silent Auction Bidding Ends

Event Registration and Auction Bidding

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.

Thank you to our 2022 sponsors!




Greasers and Squares:




Ring A Ding-Ding:

John & Med Bickel


Chad & Regan Wolbers


Live Entertainment:


50s Decor:

Thank you to our local supporters for their in-kind support and/or auction items:
7G Distributing
B-1 Yoga

Brazen Open Kitchen + Bar
Chavenelle Studio Metalworks

Poppy Conlon & Jason Benson, Roux & Ian Loar and Tim & Christine Conlon
DeSoto House Hotel

Diamond Jo Casino
Doland Jewelers, Inc.
Drake House Vacation Rentals
Dubuque Golf & Country Club

Dubuque Symphony Orchestra
Eagle Ridge Resort & Spa

Adam Eikamp 
Family Beer & Liquor Store
Fred and Tracy Fischer
Keith & Kathy Garms
Great American Popcorn Company

Hotel Julien Dubuque
Ed & Bonnie James
Julien Dubuque International Film Festival
Science Center of Iowa
Seeley Photography
Simply Elegant Boutique
Townsquare Media of Dubuque
Robin & Captain John Vaughn
Q7 Cycling

Van's Liquor Store
Viking River Cruises

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, Tracy Fischer, Wanda Newt, Wendy Scardino, Vicky Sutter, Johanna Talarico & Teri Witt