Home Business & Finance Enterprises Dubuque County Historical Society receives $175,000 from the Iowa Arts Council

Dubuque County Historical Society receives $175,000 from the Iowa Arts Council

The Dubuque County Historical Society has received an Iowa Arts and Cultural Recovery Program grant from the Iowa Arts Council, a division of the Iowa Department of Cultural Affairs. The $175,000 in recovery grant funds provides critical operational support for the Society’s two museums, the National Mississippi River Museum & Aquarium and the Mathias Ham Historic Site, as they navigate the impact of closures, cancellations, and low visitation during the coronavirus global pandemic.

Iowa Arts Council provided funding to 267 applicants across the state with a total of $7 million in combined funding to support live music venues, festivals, performing and visual arts, film and media, cultural institutions, and individual artists throughout Iowa. Iowa’s creative sector accounts for 2.3% of the state’s economy and employs 42,000 Iowans working in more than 5,000 nonprofit and for-profit businesses statewide.

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