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Category: Donation

Generosity Funds Education Scholarships for River Museum Programming

With financial support raised during the Fund a Need portion at the 2022 Captain’s Ball, the National Mississippi River Museum & Aquarium will be offering a limited number of scholarships for students in pre-school through eighth grade for educational programming. The campaign raised more than $30,000 to provide aid to students and families in need to attend day camps in the coming year.  “The River Museum provides a variety of programming that engages learners of all ag... Read More
Posted by Emily Adlfinger at Monday, February 20, 2023

Nutrien Partners with River Museum for Educational Programming in April

The National Mississippi River Museum & Aquarium in partnership with Nutrien will host Youth Days on Friday, April 21 and Monday, April 24 in conjunction with the annual Party for the Planet event. The programming invites 500 Title 1 school children to the River Museum to enjoy self-guided tours during regular operating hours. “Nutrien Ag Solutions is proud to partner with The National Mississippi River Museum & Aquarium for the 2023 Party For The Planet,” said Peter Alle... Read More
Posted by Emily Adlfinger at Friday, February 10, 2023

River Museum Tabbed Target Circle Partner

The National Mississippi River Museum & Aquarium has been selected as one of five nonprofit organizations for the first cycle of the Target Circle Partnership Program for 2023, a one-time opportunity for Target Circle members to vote for the River Museum and earn a share of a $15,000 donation from Target. “We are excited and honored to have been chosen for this program,” said Vicky Sutter, Director of Donor Engagement. “I am a Target Circle member, and I am happy to hav... Read More
Posted by Emily Adlfinger at Friday, January 6, 2023

River Museum receives funding from area foundations

Dubuque County Historical Society and its National Mississippi River Museum & Aquarium are pleased to announce that it received several grant awards from area foundations in support of STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) education, equity, and accessibility initiatives. The River Museum is committed to making broad-spectrum improvements to create a contemporary environment that is inherently dynamic, accessible, equitable, inclusive, and relevant to all visitors. And... Read More
at Monday, June 10, 2019

Piece of local history given new life at River Museum

The chair used by the first Speaker of the United States House of Representatives from West of the Mississippi has received new life through recent conservation. The Henderson chair, nicknamed for David B. Henderson, was used during his time as Speaker of the House in the 56th and 57th Congresses. The chair was originally donated to the Dubuque County Historical Society in 1965 by the Carnegie-Stout Public Library. In recent months, the River Museum was able to have the chair conserved, pres... Read More
at Monday, June 10, 2019

Gift to Museum & Aquarium aims to boost Wyoming Toad population

The National Mississippi River Museum & Aquarium recently received a $5,000 donation from APC, an LGI Company, to support its Wyoming Toad conservation efforts through purchase of a brumation chamber. The Museum & Aquarium has been propagating endangered Wyoming Toads since 2007. Classified as “extinct in the wild”, in the 1990s the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) collected the last 12 Wyoming Toads known to exist. Captive breeding then began and was successful eno... Read More
Posted by Marketing Intern at Monday, June 25, 2018