Captain's Ball 2019 - 007

Friday November 1

5:00 PM  –  12:00 AM

On Friday, November 1, 2019, starting at 5:00 pm, we invite you to join the Dubuque County Historical Society to attend and/or sponsor our annual fundraiser Captain’s Ball 2019: 007 at the National Mississippi River Museum & Aquarium.

Captain’s Ball 2019 contributes all of its proceeds to the following efforts:

  •         Educational programming serving 205,000 annual visitors;
  •         Conservation and animal propagation efforts of our Wyoming Toads, Higginseye Mussels and Coral Reef populations;
  •         Preservation of our permanent collections both living (2,000 animals of 214 species) and historical (20,000 objects and 21,000 archives
  •         Traveling exhibit and program: RiverWorks Discovery influencing 50,000 visitors annually
  •         Outreach efforts with all Dubuque Community Elementary Schools, classes, camps and Everybody’s Museum Membership - free membership program. 

The Dubuque County Historical Society has spent the last 50 years building a legacy, which displays the history and cultures of the Mississippi River and Rivers of America, and will continue to do so with community support. Our organization has been instrumental in increasing the public's’ understanding of STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) learning, shining a spotlight on conservation issues, deepening community engagement, creating new and dynamic experiences, and preserving local history.

Join us in celebrating over 50 years of dedication to the Historical Society and 16 years since the opening of the National Mississippi River Museum & Aquarium. Our collective mission to inspire stewardship by creating educational experiences where history and rivers come alive. Sponsor and table opportunities available! Please visit for a full listing.




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