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Category: Dubuque County Historical Society

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

Historical Society receives grants from the Iowa Department of Cultural Affairs

The Dubuque County Historical Society has received three grant awards totaling $81,675 from the Iowa Department of Cultural Affairs (IDCA). These grants were part of more than $2 million in funding awarded by IDCA to 200 projects across the state. The Historical Society was awarded two grants from the Historical Resource Development division of IDCA and one grant from the Iowa Arts Council’s Cultural Heritage division of IDCA. Projects receiving support include a Conditions... Read More
at Tuesday, August 7, 2018

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