We Are Where We Live: How Environments Shape the Community

With the dedication of the National Mississippi River Museum & Aquarium, twenty years ago, the Dubuque County Historical Society became a hybrid of something new - not just a historic collection or aquarium but a site that blended the focus of both to tell stories about people and their environment.

In this shared history, the natural landscape is more than a resource or setting but a leading actor in stories we tell ourselves that form who we are. Told using the four seasons, explore how we place value in our landscapes and create an environmental history that forms our present. 

This exhibit is included with your general admission.

City of Dubuque logo   This exhibition is made possible through City of Dubuque's Arts and Culture special Projects grant funds.