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Category: preservation

Come Home for the Holidays

Celebrate an old-fashioned holiday at the Mathias Ham Historic Site through a series of special events leading up to Christmas. Home for the Holidays will feature specially curated tours highlighting holiday traditions of the Victorian era with weekly crafts, entertainment, and specialty activities. These events are made possible with support from the City of Dubuque Arts and Culture Special Projects Grant program. Request for Submissions The Dubuque County Historical Society is... Read More
at Friday, November 8, 2019

Historic Preservation Award Nominations Sought

The Dubuque County Historical Society, with the Dubuque County Preservation Commission, is seeking nominations from the community for their annual Historic Preservation Awards. Since 1975, these awards have recognized citizens of Dubuque County who have demonstrated a commitment to historic preservation through historically-sensitive restoration and preservation of their residential, commercial or civic properties. Historic properties in Dubuque County are eligible for the awards. To be... Read More
at Tuesday, October 29, 2019

Jeffris Family Foundation provides funding for Ham House

The Dubuque County Historical Society and its Mathias Ham Historic Site are pleased to announce a funding award from the Jeffris Family Foundation. The Jeffris Family Foundation has been dedicated to preserving the cultural heritage of the Midwest by providing funding support to non-profit organizations working to preserve regional and national historic properties since 1979. The $15,000 in grant funding will support the completion of an historic structure report for the Mathias Ham House,... Read More
at Tuesday, October 29, 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

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