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Category: Dubuque County Historical Society

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

55th Fourth of July Ice Cream Social

Come help us celebrate Independence Day at the Mathias Ham Historic Site’s 55 th Ice Cream Social. Dubuque County Historical Society’s time-honored celebration returns Wednesday, July 4, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. The celebration takes place at the historic site, located at 2241 Lincoln Avenue. Visitors of all ages can tour the rooms of the stately Ham House free of charge, experience frontier life at the Humke one-room school and Iowa’s oldest standing building, the... Read More
at Friday, June 8, 2018

Historic Preservation Award Winners Announced

The Dubuque County Historical Society’s Historic Preservation awarded the 2017 Historic Preservation Awards on Tuesday, April 10, at Millwork Marketplace as part of Dubuque Main Street's annual Architecture Days celebration. The Dubuque County properties receiving awards were chosen for their historic restoration and preservation efforts. Bryant School, 1280 Rush Street, Dubuque Owner: Dubuque Community School District Bryant Elementary School, originally known as... Read More
Posted by Wendy Scardino at Monday, February 26, 2018