Fun events are always happening through out the tri-state area, but not all of them go towards preserving our history, natural wonders, and local habitats; this event DOES!

Credit: National Mississippi River Museum and Aquarium
Credit: National Mississippi River Museum and Aquarium

Hop in the “captains” seat for another amazing night in the National Mississippi River Museum and Aquarium; the Captain’s Ball: Fabulous 50s, takes place Friday, November 4th starting a 6pm.

It’s an evening of cocktails and appetizers, games, auctions, entertainment, food, and more than a few surprises! Join the museum in celebrating over 70 years of success, all while helping the Dubuque County Historical Society, National Mississippi River Museum & Aquarium, Mathias Ham Historic Site, National Rivers Hall of Fame, and RiverWorks Discovery to continue their missions for conservation, preservation, and dynamic learning experiences.


The support of our local community continues to be a backbone to the local conservation efforts of each of the above organizations. Your ongoing support keeps our community at the forefront of a leading cultural institution in the region. These groups contribute to a vibrant community that engages all those who reside in the tri-state area currently and for future generations as well. You can get in on the philanthropy a little earlier by making your bids starting October 28th at 9am during the silent auction.

The Captain’s Ball: Fabulous 50s Schedule

October 28th at 9am – Silent Auction Bidding Begins

November 4

  • 5pm -  Early cocktail hour for Select Sponsors
  • 6pm - Cocktail hour, silent auction, games and contests
  • 7:30pm- Dinner, Live Auction and Fund A Need
  • 9:15pm– Silent Auction Bidding Ends

If your interested in attending or giving; tickets and donations can be made here.  Contact if you have any other questions about this charitable event. To get a sneak peak of what to expect at this year’s Captain's Ball, check out the video from 2021.


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