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Home Museum Collections


"All of us collect meaningful artifacts that bring value to our lives. They might evoke a memory of a time or place in our past or a connection to a loved one. These items are important to us and our shared history. Every home is a living museum and we’re excited to help bring people’s collections and stories to light." - Cristin Waterbury, Director of Curatorial Services  

During this time of social distancing, the Dubuque County Historical Society and the National Mississippi River Museum & Aquarium are putting out a call for artifacts and inviting the local and extended community to participate in a digital collection of artifacts through social media using #HomeMuseumCollections.

To participate upload a photo to a new post on your Facebook, Instagram, or Twitter page and add a description including #HomeMuseumCollections. 

We hope these artifacts and the stories behind them bring all of us a little closer and inspire others to see their homes through a curatorial lense. Welcome to #HomeMuseumCollections and enjoy!