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Resources for Historical Societies and Museums

Resources for Historical Societies and Museums

The Dubuque County Historical Society (DCHS) provides resources for small county historical societies and museum professionals within Dubuque County. Materials include resource packets, webinar recordings, and sample documents.

DCHS is dedicated to the history, heritage, and culture of Dubuque County and is committed to ensuring equitable advancement of knowledge and serving public audiences by sharing successful operational strategies with small organizations. By making connections between existing collections, we can provide opportunities for all partners to grow. 

What you'll find on this page!
  • DCHS Resource Packet  
  • Recorded Webinars
  • Sample Documents
  • External Museum, and Association Links


DCHS Resource Packet

This is a comprehensive list of resources compiled by the Dubuque County Historical Society for our personal use as well as use by other museums, aquariums, historic sites and historic homes. General information about the organizations referenced in this list is included with links to resources such as toolkits and training opportunities. While many of the organizations offer free resources, some do require memberships to fully access their libraries. Links have been included in the document. 

Resource Guide for Best Practices 

Recorded Webinars

Each of the videos below offers useful tips and information on various topics. They are short in length (5-15 minutes).  Produced by members of DCHS and guest speakers. 

Volunteer Recruitment & Engagement 
Aaron Tarchinski
Volunteer & Visitor Coordinator
National Czech & Slovak Museum & Library


To access past recordings please email

Sample Documents 

For a copy of our Collections Policy contact Kristin Glomstad-Yoon, Curator of Historical Collections, at or 563-557-9545 x310.
item donation receipt  
Staff/Volunteer Management 
Template for scheduling staff and volunteers