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Dubuque County Historical Society Receives Operating Support

The Dubuque County Historical Society (DCHS) recently received $25,000 in funding from the City of Dubuque’s Arts and Culture Operating Support grant program. Funding will support general operations for the fiscal year 2023. Since 2005, the City of Dubuque has awarded more than $4.1 million to local arts and culture organizations whose work serves thousands of Dubuque residents and visitors each year while enhancing the vibrancy and economic vitality of the community. This year, the... Read More
at Friday, October 14, 2022

River Museum receives Cultural Leadership Partners designation from the Iowa Arts Council

The National Mississippi River Museum & Aquarium is pleased to announce that it has been awarded $20,000 in operational support as part of the Cultural Leadership Partners (CLP) from the Iowa Arts Council, a division of the Iowa Department of Cultural Affairs. The CLP program is a competitive process that occurs once every three years. The River Museum was designated a CLP in 2021, and upon successful annual performance reviews, will continue through 2024. 286 organizations applied for... Read More
at Wednesday, October 5, 2022

Roy J. Carver Charitable Trust Awards River Museum Grant

The National Mississippi River Museum & Aquarium was recently awarded a large grant for its Rivers to the Sea Gallery from the Roy J. Carver Charitable Trust. The River Museum will receive $200,000 that will help complete the final stages of the project’s third phase. Carver’s generous support will help fund the design-build, fabrication, and installation of the River Museum’s newest permanent exhibit. Renovations are underway for the reimagined Rivers to the Sea... Read More
at Tuesday, September 13, 2022

DCHS Receives Funding for Projects

The Dubuque County Historical Society (DCHS) has received several grants this summer that will benefit the Mathias Ham Historic Site and the National Mississippi River Museum & Aquarium. These funds will support programs, new exhibits, and renovations to DCHS’s facilities. State Historical Society of Iowa - $32,000 - State funding will help replace the sprinkler system of the William M. Black National Historic Landmark. Being one of 25 historic landmarks in Iowa, the preservation... Read More
at Tuesday, September 13, 2022

U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Association of Zoos and Aquariums Award Over $9 Million in Second Wave of Federal Reimbursement Funds for Endangered Species Care During Pandemic

The River Museum has been awarded over $30,000 in relief funding. A full release is included below. We are proud to be part of this amazing group of institutions working to care for endangered species and rescued and confiscated wildlife at risk of extinction. These funds will support our ongoing efforts to care for these animals while providing impactful relief funding. During our 10-week closure during 2020, our organization saw to the continued care and related mechanical, water, and... Read More
at Friday, July 1, 2022

River Museum Receives Cultural Leadership Partners Designation from the Iowa Arts Council

The National Mississippi River Museum & Aquarium is pleased to announce that it has been awarded an annual grant (for the next three years) in the amount of $20,000 as part of the Cultural Leadership Partners (CLP) from the Iowa Arts Council, a division of the Iowa Department of Cultural Affairs. The Cultural Leadership Partners program is a competitive process that occurs once every three years. There were 286 organizations that applied for the Iowa Department of Cultural Affairs... Read More
at Wednesday, February 23, 2022

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

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
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