The historical collections of the Dubuque County Historical Society and National Mississippi River Museum & Aquarium preserve and interpret the rich history of Dubuque, the Mississippi River, and the rivers of America. Our collections include a significant record of the people and culture of the Mississippi River Valley and Dubuque County, presenting a comprehensive look at Native American life, settlement, boat building, commerce, river art, music, literature, conservation, and more. The collections are unique and widely interdisciplinary.
We are continually working to make more of our collections available for viewing online and encourage you to view the growing number of artifacts within our online collection.
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