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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 Museum’s scholarship program provides underserved youth with summer camp opportunities to experience hands-on educational opportunities synonymous with all things Mississippi River-related. The at-risk and underserved youth, funded through scholarships are provided with learning that models and encourages the leadership skills needed to become community-building adults.

Dubuque County Historical Society’s mission to inspire stewardship by creating educational experiences where history and rivers come while advancing its vision to become the world’s leader in interpreting and protecting the life, history and culture of our rivers, and to create a more global, knowledgeable, and engaged citizen.

The National Mississippi River Museum & Aquarium is located in the Port of Dubuque, Iowa. For more information, please call 563-557-9545 or visit the Museum & Aquarium’s website at