The Dubuque County Historical Society (DCHS) recently received $25,000 in funding from the City of Dubuque’s Arts and Culture Operating Support grant program. Funding will support general operations for the fiscal year 2023. Since 2005, the City of Dubuque has awarded more than $4.1 million to local arts and culture organizations whose work serves thousands of Dubuque residents and visitors each year while enhancing the vibrancy and economic vitality of the community. This year, the program awarded 19 local arts and culture organizations with $250,400 in financial support.

As a steward of the region’s history, DCHS has become a key community partner for humanities-based programming and informal learning. DCHS strives to inspire stewardship by creating educational opportunities where history and rivers come alive. The organization works to fulfill this mission while serving local, state, national, and international audiences, and it seeks to capture and relate regional stories to a global perspective. This work engages diverse audiences in immersive educational learning and provides an equitable and accessible atmosphere in which all visitors can fully engage.