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Category: Grant

Recent foundation awards support conservation education and equity for Dubuque County residents

The National Mississippi River Museum & Aquarium has received funding from two area foundations to support conservation education and equitable access for Dubuque County residents. Alliant Energy Foundation has awarded the River Museum $5,000 towards the expansion of its conservation education live animal outreach program. Environmental stewardship is a shared goal of both Alliant Energy Foundation and the River Museum, and the funds will address Iowa bird conservation initiatives and... Read More
at Friday, August 28, 2020

State of Iowa grant awards support programs and provide emergency relief

The Dubuque County Historical Society (DCHS) is the recent recipient of five awards from various State of Iowa grant programs. These funds provide programmatic and operational support. Funding supports both of the DCHS’ museums, the Mathias Ham Historic Site and the National Mississippi River Museum & Aquarium, and is crucial to the viability of the museums during the coronavirus global pandemic. Humanities Iowa, a state-based affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities,... Read More
at Friday, August 28, 2020

Dubuque County Historical Society receives support from the City of Dubuque’s Arts & Culture Operating Support grant program

The City of Dubuque’s Arts and Culture Operating Support grant program recently awarded the Dubuque County Historical Society (DCHS) $30,000 for general operating support for fiscal year 2021. The mission of DCHS is to inspire stewardship by creating educational opportunities where history and rivers come alive. As a steward of the region’s history, the organization has become a key community partner for humanities-based programming and informal learning. Serving local, state and... Read More
at Tuesday, August 25, 2020

Iowa Dept. of Cultural Affairs awards River Museum CARES Act grant

The Dubuque County Historical Society (DCHS) was awarded $18,000 in emergency relief funding through the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act, distributed by the Iowa Department of Cultural Affairs in association with the National Endowment for the Arts, National Endowment for the Humanities, and Arts Midwest. “This emergency funding is a critical acknowledgement by the State of Iowa and the National Endowment for the Humanities that the work of arts and culture... Read More
at Tuesday, June 16, 2020

National Mississippi River Museum & Aquarium’s outreach program set to take flight

The National Mississippi River Museum & Aquarium has been awarded $16,977 in grant funding from the REAP CEP. The Resource Enhancement & Protection (REAP) – Conservation Education Program (CEP) funding will support the River Museum’s Live Animal Outreach Expansion project. This project will focus on acquiring, training, and introducing two raptors to the River Museum’s animal ambassador program in an effort to expand live animal outreach programming that will convey... Read More
at Monday, December 9, 2019

New exhibits at the National Mississippi River Museum & Aquarium receive significant support through recent grants

In recent weeks, the National Mississippi River Museum & Aquarium has been awarded an overwhelming $255,000 by two area granting bodies. Roy J. Carver Charitable Trust has awarded the National Mississippi River Museum & Aquarium $250,000 in grant funding to support the River Museum’s new permanent exhibit, River of Innovation, slated to open in 2020. Comprised of a 19th century belt-driven machine shop, several interactive exhibits, and a maker space, River of... Read More
at Monday, December 2, 2019

Mediacom Arts & Culture grant program awards funding in support of “A Haunting on Lincoln Ave”

The Mediacom Arts & Culture grant program has awarded $2,400 in funding in support of “A Haunting on Lincoln Ave.” to be held at the Mathias Ham Historic Site on Oct. 19, 2019. The Dubuque County Historical Society (DCHS) will present humanities content through demonstrations, living history, and interpretation of Victorian Halloween customs at the Ham Site. This themed, all-ages event will provide immersive experiences including hands-on activities, storytelling, games, a... Read More
at Friday, October 4, 2019

City of Dubuque Arts and Cultural Affairs Grants awarded to DCHS

The Dubuque County Historical Society (DCHS) was recently awarded funding from the City of Dubuque Arts and Cultural Affairs grant programs for both operating support and special projects. Funding from the operating support grant totaled $30,000 and provides general support for the fundamental needs of DCHS as the organization continues to advance all seven of the City’s Arts and Cultural Goals and works to enrich the region through cultural exploration, year-round arts and culture... Read More
at Friday, September 6, 2019

State Historical Society of Iowa, Historical Resource Development Program funds William M. Black restoration

Dubuque County Historical Society and its National Mississippi River Museum & Aquarium are pleased to announce a funding award from the State Historical Society of Iowa’s Historical Resource Development Program. The State Historical Society of Iowa has been a trustee of Iowa’s historical legacy since 1857. With a dual mission of preservation and education, the society preserves and provides access to Iowa’s historical resources through a variety of statewide... Read More
at Thursday, August 1, 2019

McDonough Foundation Supports Summer Camp Scholarship Program

Dubuque County Historical Society and its National Mississippi River Museum & Aquarium are pleased to announce a funding award from the McDonough Foundation. The Foundation offers support to local non-profit organizations that provide educational opportunities, human and social services, and health care for children and their families in Eastern Iowa. The $2,000 in grant funding will support the Museum & Aquarium’s Youth Camp Scholarship Program for summer camps in 2020. The... Read More
at Thursday, August 1, 2019
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