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Category: Donation

River Museum receives funding from area foundations

Dubuque County Historical Society and its National Mississippi River Museum & Aquarium are pleased to announce that it received several grant awards from area foundations in support of STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) education, equity, and accessibility initiatives. The River Museum is committed to making broad-spectrum improvements to create a contemporary environment that is inherently dynamic, accessible, equitable, inclusive, and relevant to all visitors. ... Read More
at Monday, June 10, 2019

Piece of local history given new life at River Museum

The chair used by the first Speaker of the United States House of Representatives from West of the Mississippi has received new life through recent conservation. The Henderson chair, nicknamed for David B. Henderson, was used during his time as Speaker of the House in the 56 th and 57 th Congresses. The chair was originally donated to the Dubuque County Historical Society in 1965 by the Carnegie-Stout Public Library. In recent months, the River Museum was able to have the chair conserved,... Read More
at Monday, June 10, 2019

Gift to Museum & Aquarium aims to boost Wyoming Toad population

The National Mississippi River Museum & Aquarium recently received a $5,000 donation from APC, an LGI Company, to support its Wyoming Toad conservation efforts through purchase of a brumation chamber. The Museum & Aquarium has been propagating endangered Wyoming Toads since 2007. Classified as “extinct in the wild”, in the 1990s the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) collected the last 12 Wyoming Toads known to exist. Captive breeding then began and was successful... Read More
Posted by Marketing Intern at Monday, June 25, 2018

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