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River Museum to Host Wedding Venue Showcase

Brides-to-be will have an opportunity to scout potential ceremony, reception, bridal shower, and rehearsal dinner spaces within the National Mississippi River Museum & Aquarium on Feb. 27, 2020, from 6-8 p.m. Tours of spaces within the River Museum will be provided, as will food samples from the River Museum’s exclusive caterer J & D Catering. Couples may also speak with additional vendors who will be on site that evening. Those interested in attending are asked to RSVP at ... Read More
at Friday, January 17, 2020

River Museum to host Spring Break Day Camps

The National Mississippi River Museum & Aquarium will host spring break day camps during the week of March 16 in conjunction with the Dubuque Community School District’s spring break. Kindergarten through fifth grade students are invited to engage in different themed experiences each day. Crafts, animal encounters, and experiences throughout the River Museum are incorporated in each camp. Half day and full day sessions are available with wrap-around care provided at no additional... Read More
at Wednesday, January 15, 2020

Members invited to attend Pet Paw-ty

Members! You’re invited to a Pet Paw-ty at the Dubuque Regional Humane Society on February 15 from 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. The event includes creating DIY dog and cat toys, which will then be donated to the animals in the shelter. Snacks and drinks will be provided, and attendees will get a chance to meet some of the shelter’s furrier residents. Anyone passionate about animal welfare is encouraged to attend, regardless of age. Children under eight may need parental assistance in... Read More
at Wednesday, January 15, 2020

River Museum to host Valentine’s Day dinner among the aquariums

The National Mississippi River Museum & Aquarium will host a five-course Valentine’s Day Candlelight Dinner on Friday, Feb. 14, 2020, from 6-9 p.m. among the exhibits and aquariums in its Mississippi River Discovery Center. Seating is limited and reservations are required for this five-course dinner. Registration is available through Feb. 7 at rivermuseum.com/events . The cost is $55 per person and payment is due at time of reservation. Couples and groups are welcome. ... Read More
at Wednesday, January 15, 2020

River Museum Helps Barrens Topminnow Fight for Survival

The Barrens Topminnow is facing a “one, two punch” in its fight for survival, as the National Mississippi River Museum & Aquarium joins its corner to go the distance in a hopeful comeback.  The rise of invasive species to the Mississippi River Watershed and habitat destruction due to land use are among the threats that led to the Barrens Topminnow’s introduction to the List of Threatened and Endangered Species in October of this year. Found exclusively in a couple... Read More
Posted by Felicia Carner at Tuesday, December 17, 2019

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

Russian Legless Lizard (Sheltopusik) Born at the River Museum

At first glance, a Sheltopusik will fool you. Its long, legless, cylindrical body slithering through the dirt may lead you to believe it’s a snake; however, this creature is actually a lizard. Commonly known as a Russian Legless Lizard, the species’ distinguishing features led to the National Mississippi River Museum & Aquarium’s acquisition of an adult male and female Sheltopusik as part of an animal exhibit. Ironically, the exhibit featured snakes. The... Read More
Posted by Felicia Carner at Wednesday, November 20, 2019

Dubuque Suffrage Mini Exhibit

In 2020, the Dubuque County Historical Society is excited to celebrate the 100 th anniversary of the ratification of the 19 th Amendment to the United States Constitution by creating a “mini exhibit” at its National Mississippi River Museum & Aquarium. The 19 th Amendment states simply, “The right of citizens of the United States to vote shall not be denied or abridged by the United States or by any State on account of sex.” The wording may seem simple, but the... Read More
Posted by Felicia Carner at Wednesday, November 20, 2019

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
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