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Museum Day at the Mathias Ham Historic Site

Date & Time

September 21, 2019 @ 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM


Mathias Ham Historic Site
2241 Lincoln Ave, Dubuque, IA 52001

The Mathias Ham Historic Site is participating in Smithsonian magazine’s 15th annual Museum Day on Sept. 21, 2019, from 1-4 p.m. Museum Day is an initiative across the United States to emulate the spirit of the Smithsonian Institution’s Washington D.C.-based facilities, which offer free admission every day. A free ticket is required for admission and can be secured by visiting Each ticket is good for two admissions.

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Guided tours from costumed interpreters will be available from 1-4 p.m. The Site’s summer exhibit “Photography: Past, Present, & Future” will also be open for visitors. At 1 p.m. local author, historian, and genealogist Cindy Sand Nielsen will present on the historic Union Park flood, which took place 100 years ago in 1919. In her book “Through My Grandfather’s Eyes: A History and Memories of Union Park: 1891-2011”, Nielsen details her grandfather Zeno A. Tranel’s memories of Union Park and the Union Park flood. Seating is limited to 30 and RSVPs are required.

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