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Organization name: dubuque county historical society

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CH-20051-84Challenge Programs: Challenge GrantsNATIONAL MISSISSIPPI RIVER MUSEUM AND AQUARIUMChallenge Grant6/17/1983 - 7/31/1987$200,000.00JeromeA.Enzler   NATIONAL MISSISSIPPI RIVER MUSEUM AND AQUARIUMDubuqueIA52004-0305USA1983History, GeneralChallenge GrantsChallenge Programs02000000200000

To support completion of exhibitions and capital improvements at the Woodward Riverboat Museum; to support restoration of a historic house museum; to supportdevelopment of a permanent membership and fund-raising program and purchase of storage and archives equipment; to support an endowment for museum operations.

CH-20176-91Challenge Programs: Challenge GrantsNATIONAL MISSISSIPPI RIVER MUSEUM AND AQUARIUMEndowing and Expanding Dubuque County Historical Society Museums12/1/1988 - 7/31/1994$525,000.00JeromeA.Enzler   NATIONAL MISSISSIPPI RIVER MUSEUM AND AQUARIUMDubuqueIA52004-0305USA1991U.S. HistoryChallenge GrantsChallenge Programs05250000525000

To support doubling the space at the Woodward River Museum, making capital improvements at the Mathias Ham House Historic Site, and increasing endowment to support education and exhibit programs.

CH-20650-01Challenge Programs: Challenge GrantsNATIONAL MISSISSIPPI RIVER MUSEUM AND AQUARIUMEndowed positions/River Discovery Center.12/1/1998 - 7/31/2003$500,000.00JeromeA.Enzler   NATIONAL MISSISSIPPI RIVER MUSEUM AND AQUARIUMDubuqueIA52004-0305USA2001Interdisciplinary Studies, GeneralChallenge GrantsChallenge Programs05000000500000

Endowment for new humanities positions at the Mississippi River Museum: Curator of Environmental History, Education Director, Lead Interpreter, and Collections Manager.

CH-50787-10Challenge Programs: Challenge GrantsNATIONAL MISSISSIPPI RIVER MUSEUM AND AQUARIUMChallenge Grant for Humanities12/1/2008 - 8/31/2015$750,000.00JeromeA.Enzler   NATIONAL MISSISSIPPI RIVER MUSEUM AND AQUARIUMDubuqueIA52004-0305USA2009U.S. HistoryChallenge GrantsChallenge Programs07500000750000

To create an endowment to support humanities staffing, exhibitions, and interpretation.

The Dubuque County Historical Society requests $750,000 and commits to raise $2,250,000 to create a humanities endowment of $3,000,000 to support humanities staffing, exhibition and interpretation. This will endow the position of Director of Interpretation, who will be a highly talented and motivated humanist dedicated to quality exhibitions, collections and programs. He/she will be integrally involved in the intellectual life of the Society's museums: the River Museum, the Ham House, and the Old Jail Museum. The Director of Interpretation will be the lead humanist for the development of a series of exhibitions and interpretive programming supported by this endowment and presented at the three museums. The River Museum will continue to advance humanities programming and exhibitions in its current facilities. The humanities endowment will also support the interpretive programming at the Society's Mathias Ham House and Old Jail Museum.

CHA-261975-19Challenge Programs: Infrastructure and Capacity Building Challenge GrantsNATIONAL MISSISSIPPI RIVER MUSEUM AND AQUARIUMPreservation & Restoration through Campus Improvements8/1/2018 - 7/31/2023$500,000.00Emma Sundberg   NATIONAL MISSISSIPPI RIVER MUSEUM AND AQUARIUMDubuqueIA52004-0305USA2018U.S. HistoryInfrastructure and Capacity Building Challenge GrantsChallenge Programs05000000500000

The renovation of climate control systems in a history museum along with the restoration of several associated historic structures, which together document the history of the Mississippi River and of the people who lived on its banks.

Dubuque County Historical Society's Preservation & Restoration through Campus Improvements project will focus on preserving and maintaining our historical structures and intellectual property, expanding the river story that relates directly to history and innovation, and reinvigorating our interpretation model to provide the 21st century learner with real-world, vital, interdisciplinary, and design-based learning that relates directly to the humanities.

GM-*1440-80Public Programs: Humanities Projects in Museums and Historical OrganizationsNATIONAL MISSISSIPPI RIVER MUSEUM AND AQUARIUMUpper Mississippi Riverboat Museum7/1/1980 - 6/30/1981$16,000.00JeromeA.Enzler   NATIONAL MISSISSIPPI RIVER MUSEUM AND AQUARIUMDubuqueIA52004-0305USA1980History, GeneralHumanities Projects in Museums and Historical OrganizationsPublic Programs160000160000

To support a planning project for interpretative exhibits for a major new museum in the Upper Mississippi. The plan will focus on humanistic concerns and the cultural history of the Upper Mississippi River.

GM-10835-76Public Programs: Humanities Projects in Museums and Historical OrganizationsNATIONAL MISSISSIPPI RIVER MUSEUM AND AQUARIUMUpper Mississippi Riverboat Museum9/1/1976 - 4/30/1977$7,400.00William Petersen   NATIONAL MISSISSIPPI RIVER MUSEUM AND AQUARIUMDubuqueIA52004-0305USA1976U.S. HistoryHumanities Projects in Museums and Historical OrganizationsPublic Programs7400074000

To plan the conversion of an old building near the Dubuque Ice Harbor into a museum concentrating on river travel on the Upper Mississippi by securing a planning director and a strong local support committee, securing preliminary commitment of artifacts, documents, etc., for display, consulting with museum exhibit planners, archivists, librarians and others, and planning the long-term management and maintenance of the museum.

GM-24949-93Public Programs: Humanities Projects in Museums and Historical OrganizationsNATIONAL MISSISSIPPI RIVER MUSEUM AND AQUARIUMInstitutional Self-Study1/1/1993 - 11/30/1993$20,000.00JeromeA.Enzler   NATIONAL MISSISSIPPI RIVER MUSEUM AND AQUARIUMDubuqueIA52004-0305USA1992U.S. HistoryHumanities Projects in Museums and Historical OrganizationsPublic Programs200000200000

To support a self-study that will evaluate the humanities programming at its two museums.

GM-25260-94Public Programs: Humanities Projects in Museums and Historical OrganizationsNATIONAL MISSISSIPPI RIVER MUSEUM AND AQUARIUMUpper Mississippi River Interpretive Plan7/1/1994 - 6/30/1995$51,081.00JeromeA.Enzler   NATIONAL MISSISSIPPI RIVER MUSEUM AND AQUARIUMDubuqueIA52004-0305USA1994U.S. HistoryHumanities Projects in Museums and Historical OrganizationsPublic Programs510810510810

To support planning for long-term exhibitions on the social and environmental history of the Upper Mississippi River region.

GM-26131-00Public Programs: Humanities Projects in Museums and Historical OrganizationsNATIONAL MISSISSIPPI RIVER MUSEUM AND AQUARIUMRiver Discovery9/1/2000 - 8/31/2003$300,530.00JeromeA.Enzler   NATIONAL MISSISSIPPI RIVER MUSEUM AND AQUARIUMDubuqueIA52004-0305USA2000U.S. HistoryHumanities Projects in Museums and Historical OrganizationsPublic Programs100530200000100530200000

Implementation of a permanent interpretive plan about human relationships with the Mississippi River, including an exhibition, living history presentations, an outdoor boat building demonstration, and public and educational programs.