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RiverWorks Discovery, a nationwide outreach program of the National Mississippi River Museum & Aquarium, receives funding for a new traveling exhibit

The National Mississippi River Museum & Aquarium, located in Dubuque, IA, and its national outreach program RiverWorks Discovery received a combined $200,000 from three foundations to support a new RiverWorks Discovery national traveling exhibit. The Walton Family Foundation awarded the project $100,000, with American Electric Power (AEP) Foundation and the Eugenie and Joseph Jones Family Foundation awarding the project $50,000 each. Grants will support the design and development of this... Read More
at Monday, April 26, 2021

New teen conservation program receives REAP CEP support

The Resource Enhancement and Protection Conservation Education Program (REAP CEP) has awarded more than $43,000 in funding to the National Mississippi River Museum & Aquarium for the development, implementation, and evaluation of a Teens Take CAARE (Conservation Action through Advocacy, Research and Engagement) program. The student-driven, student-led conservation program will engage teens in exploration, stewardship, and scientific inquiry as part of the River Museum’s overarching... Read More
Posted by Wendy Scardino at Tuesday, April 20, 2021

Society receives $175,000 in recovery grant funds

The Dubuque County Historical Society has received an Iowa Arts and Cultural Recovery Program grant from the Iowa Arts Council, a division of the Iowa Department of Cultural Affairs. The $175,000 in recovery grant funds provides critical operational support for the Society’s two museums, the National Mississippi River Museum & Aquarium and the Mathias Ham Historic Site, as they navigate the impact of closures, cancellations, and low visitation during the coronavirus global pandemic.... Read More
at Thursday, January 14, 2021

Recent foundation awards support conservation education and equity for Dubuque County residents

The National Mississippi River Museum & Aquarium has received funding from two area foundations to support conservation education and equitable access for Dubuque County residents. Alliant Energy Foundation has awarded the River Museum $5,000 towards the expansion of its conservation education live animal outreach program. Environmental stewardship is a shared goal of both Alliant Energy Foundation and the River Museum, and the funds will address Iowa bird conservation initiatives and... Read More
at Friday, August 28, 2020

State of Iowa grant awards support programs and provide emergency relief

The Dubuque County Historical Society (DCHS) is the recent recipient of five awards from various State of Iowa grant programs. These funds provide programmatic and operational support. Funding supports both of the DCHS’ museums, the Mathias Ham Historic Site and the National Mississippi River Museum & Aquarium, and is crucial to the viability of the museums during the coronavirus global pandemic. Humanities Iowa, a state-based affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities,... Read More
at Friday, August 28, 2020

Dubuque County Historical Society receives support from the City of Dubuque’s Arts & Culture Operating Support grant program

The City of Dubuque’s Arts and Culture Operating Support grant program recently awarded the Dubuque County Historical Society (DCHS) $30,000 for general operating support for fiscal year 2021. The mission of DCHS is to inspire stewardship by creating educational opportunities where history and rivers come alive. As a steward of the region’s history, the organization has become a key community partner for humanities-based programming and informal learning. Serving local, state and... Read More
at Tuesday, August 25, 2020

Iowa Dept. of Cultural Affairs awards River Museum CARES Act grant

The Dubuque County Historical Society (DCHS) was awarded $18,000 in emergency relief funding through the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act, distributed by the Iowa Department of Cultural Affairs in association with the National Endowment for the Arts, National Endowment for the Humanities, and Arts Midwest. “This emergency funding is a critical acknowledgement by the State of Iowa and the National Endowment for the Humanities that the work of arts and culture... Read More
at Tuesday, June 16, 2020

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

Mediacom Arts & Culture grant program awards funding in support of “A Haunting on Lincoln Ave”

The Mediacom Arts & Culture grant program has awarded $2,400 in funding in support of “A Haunting on Lincoln Ave.” to be held at the Mathias Ham Historic Site on Oct. 19, 2019. The Dubuque County Historical Society (DCHS) will present humanities content through demonstrations, living history, and interpretation of Victorian Halloween customs at the Ham Site. This themed, all-ages event will provide immersive experiences including hands-on activities, storytelling, games, a... Read More
at Friday, October 4, 2019
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