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Mathis Ham Historic Site opens 2021 season with new exhibit

The Mathias Ham Historic Site will open for the season on Saturday, May 29, 2021, with a new exhibit entitled Sew Many Quilts!

More than simple blankets, quilts have a long tradition of functionality, practicality, and beauty. Featuring a variety of quilts, Sew Many Quilts! is an introduction to quilt-making as a practical art form. Guests will discover the artistry and history associated with each quilt and foster an appreciation for the skill, ingenuity, and individuality displayed within.Photograph of historic quilt from our collection.

The site will operate Thursdays through Sundays from 11 a.m. – 4 p.m. as well as the following holidays: Memorial Day, Independence Day, and Labor Day. Masks are currently required when touring the interior of the home. Tickets for Ham House tours are $7.50 for adults and $4.00 for youth 3-17. Those two and under are free. For tickets and more information on the exhibits and structures at the Mathias Ham Historic Site, visit  

About the Mathias Ham Historic Site

Exhibit Title Image: Sew Many Quilts!The Mathias Ham Historic Site, operated by the Dubuque County Historical Society, is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The historic property includes the Mathias Ham House, Iowa’s oldest log cabin, the Humke Schoolhouse, a replica lead mine and miner’s dwelling, and a historic granary. The Mathias Ham Historic Site is located at 2241 Lincoln Ave., Dubuque, Iowa. For more information on the Mathias Ham Historic Site, visit