National Mississippi River Museum & Aquarium

The National Mississippi River Museum & Aquarium is a museum located in Dubuque, Iowa, USA. The museum is a property of the Dubuque County Historical Society,[1] with two centers on the riverfront campus: the Mississippi River Center and the National River Center.[2]

National Mississippi River Museum & Aquarium
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EstablishedJune 28, 2003
LocationDubuque, Iowa, USA
TypeAquarium, History,
Natural history, Science
Visitors250,000+ annually[1]
CEOKurt Strand
Websitewww.rivermuseum.com
Museum & Aquarium

The museum is an affiliate of the Smithsonian Institution, and is accredited by the American Alliance of Museums (AAM)[3] and the Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA).[4]

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The National Mississippi River Museum & Aquarium CampusEdit

The National Mississippi River Museum & Aquarium is home to museum exhibits on the culture and history of America's rivers. The campus also includes over a dozen aquariums featuring wildlife representative of that found in the Mississippi River and the Gulf of Mexico and other river systems and deltas, including giant catfish, sturgeon, ducks, frogs, turtles, rays, octopus, river otters, and more. There are also outdoor exhibits, featuring river otters, a marsh, and large artifacts, such as boats, a blacksmith shop, a stream, and raptor aviaries including bald eagle.

Permanent exhibitsEdit

William Woodward Mississippi River Center

Diamond Jo National River Center

  • RiverWays
  • Craver Stingray Touch Tank
  • Rivers to the Sea
  • RiverWorks
  • National Rivers Hall of Fame
  • Mississippi River Plaza
  • River's Edge Cafe
  • 3D/4D Large-format Digital Theater

National Rivers Hall of FameEdit

The National Rivers Hall of Fame focuses on the lives of people who made their living on and around the rivers in the United States.[7] The Hall of Fame was created in 1985 and over 100 experts on American rivers, including conservationists, writers and historians, voted for the first inductees.[8] John P. Bickle was one of the driving forces behind the creation of the Hall of Fame which started fund-raising in 1979.[9][10] The Hall of Fame building has a 62-seat theater.[11]

InducteesEdit

See alsoEdit

NotesEdit

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  8. ^ "Who's Tops On River? Find Out May 3". Quad-City Times. April 24, 1986. Retrieved May 7, 2018 – via Newspapers.com.
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  13. ^ "6 Members Inducted into Hall of Fame". The Des Moines Register. May 17, 1987. Retrieved May 7, 2018 – via Newspapers.com.
  14. ^ "Hall of Fame Inducts Four for River Work". The Des Moines Register. May 1, 1988. Retrieved May 7, 2018 – via Newspapers.com.
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  17. ^ "Capt. John W. Cannon". National Rivers Hall of Fame Inductees. Retrieved May 8, 2018.
  18. ^ "Diamond Jo Reynolds". National Rivers Hall of Fame Inductees. Retrieved May 8, 2018.
  19. ^ "John James Audubon". National Rivers Hall of Fame Inductees. Retrieved May 8, 2018.
  20. ^ "Stephen Collins Foster". National Rivers Hall of Fame Inductees. Retrieved May 8, 2018.
  21. ^ "Sacajawea". National Rivers Hall of Fame Inductees. Retrieved May 8, 2018.
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  24. ^ "J.P. Doremus". National Rivers Hall of Fame Inductees. Retrieved May 8, 2018.
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  26. ^ "Captain Isaiah Sellers". National Rivers Hall of Fame Inductees. Retrieved May 8, 2018.
  27. ^ "William Hopkins". National Rivers Hall of Fame Inductees. Retrieved May 8, 2018.
  28. ^ "Richard Bissell". National Rivers Hall of Fame Inductees. Retrieved May 8, 2018.
  29. ^ "Henry Rowe Schoolcraft". National Rivers Hall of Fame Inductees. Retrieved May 8, 2018.
  30. ^ "Black Hawk". National Rivers Hall of Fame Inductees. Retrieved May 8, 2018.
  31. ^ "Captain Frederick Way, Jr". National Rivers Hall of Fame Inductees. Retrieved May 8, 2018.
  32. ^ "John Wesley Powell". National Rivers Hall of Fame Inductees. Retrieved May 8, 2018.
  33. ^ "Captain Daniel Smith Harris". National Rivers Hall of Fame Inductees. Retrieved May 8, 2018.
  34. ^ "John A. Roebling and Washington Roebling". National Rivers Hall of Fame Inductees. Retrieved May 8, 2018.
  35. ^ "James Rumsey". National Rivers Hall of Fame Inductees. Retrieved May 8, 2018.
  36. ^ Eaton, Yvonne (April 10, 1996). "Steamboat License Made Portland Woman a True Pioneer in 1884". The Courier-Journal. Retrieved May 8, 2018 – via Newspapers.com.
  37. ^ "Stephen H. Long". National Rivers Hall of Fame Inductees. Retrieved May 8, 2018.
  38. ^ "Betty Blake". National Rivers Hall of Fame Inductees. Retrieved May 8, 2018.
  39. ^ "E.W. Gould". National Rivers Hall of Fame Inductees. Retrieved May 8, 2018.
  40. ^ "Captain Grant Marsh". National Rivers Hall of Fame Inductees. Retrieved May 8, 2018.
  41. ^ "National Rivers Hall of Fame Inducts Fisher". The Seguin Gazette-Enterprise. October 16, 1998. Retrieved May 8, 2018 – via Newspapers.com.
  42. ^ "Henry Bosse". National Rivers Hall of Fame Inductees. Retrieved May 8, 2018.
  43. ^ "Alexander Mackenzie". National Rivers Hall of Fame Inductees. Retrieved May 8, 2018.
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  46. ^ "Charles Ellet, Jr". National Rivers Hall of Fame Inductees. Retrieved May 8, 2018.
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  48. ^ "George Catlin". National Rivers Hall of Fame Inductees. Retrieved May 8, 2018.
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  50. ^ "Fate Marable". National Rivers Hall of Fame Inductees. Retrieved May 8, 2018.
  51. ^ "Captain Joseph LaBarge". National Rivers Hall of Fame Inductees. Retrieved May 8, 2018.
  52. ^ "Zebulon M. Pike". National Rivers Hall of Fame Inductees. Retrieved May 8, 2018.
  53. ^ "Captain Ernest E. Wagner". National Rivers Hall of Fame Inductees. Retrieved May 8, 2018.
  54. ^ "Jim Bridger". National Rivers Hall of Fame Inductees. Retrieved May 8, 2018.
  55. ^ "Orrin Ingram & the Ingram Family". National Rivers Hall of Fame Inductees. Retrieved May 8, 2018.
  56. ^ Speer, Mary Louise (February 21, 2006). "Area Residents Set to Honor First Licensed Rapids Pilot On the River". Quad-City Times. Retrieved May 8, 2018 – via Newspapers.com.
  57. ^ "Louis C. Hunter". National Rivers Hall of Fame Inductees. Retrieved May 8, 2018.
  58. ^ "Dr. William Peteresen, 'Steamboat Bill'". National Rivers Hall of Fame Inductees. Retrieved May 8, 2018.
  59. ^ "Showboat Team". National Rivers Hall of Fame Inductees. Retrieved May 8, 2018.
  60. ^ "Charles Ward". National Rivers Hall of Fame Inductees. Retrieved May 8, 2018.
  61. ^ "Abraham Lincoln". National Rivers Hall of Fame Inductees. Retrieved May 8, 2018.
  62. ^ "James Burns". National Rivers Hall of Fame Inductees. Retrieved May 8, 2018.
  63. ^ "Auguste & Pierre Chouteau". National Rivers Hall of Fame Inductees. Retrieved May 8, 2018.
  64. ^ "Captain Blanche Douglass Leathers". National Rivers Hall of Fame Inductees. Retrieved May 7, 2018.
  65. ^ "David Thompson". National Rivers Hall of Fame Inductees. Retrieved May 8, 2018.
  66. ^ "George B. Merrick". National Rivers Hall of Fame Inductees. Retrieved May 8, 2018.
  67. ^ "Mike Fink". National Rivers Hall of Fame Inductees. Retrieved May 8, 2018.
  68. ^ "William E. Merrill". National Rivers Hall of Fame Inductees. Retrieved May 8, 2018.
  69. ^ "Rachel Carson". National Rivers Hall of Fame Inductees. Retrieved May 8, 2018.
  70. ^ "C.C. Webber". National Rivers Hall of Fame Inductees. Retrieved May 8, 2018.
  71. ^ "Col. William S. Hays". National Rivers Hall of Fame Inductees. Retrieved May 8, 2018.
  72. ^ "Jay Norwood "Ding" Darling". National Rivers Hall of Fame Inductees. Retrieved May 8, 2018.
  73. ^ "Jedediah Strong Smith". National Rivers Hall of Fame Inductees. Retrieved May 8, 2018.
  74. ^ "Captain Andrew Atkinson Humphreys". National Rivers Hall of Fame Inductees. Retrieved May 8, 2018.
  75. ^ "Seth Eastman". National Rivers Hall of Fame Inductees. Retrieved May 8, 2018.
  76. ^ "Ulysses S. Grant". National Rivers Hall of Fame Inductees. Retrieved May 8, 2018.
  77. ^ "Samuel de Champlain". National Rivers Hall of Fame Inductees. Retrieved May 8, 2018.
  78. ^ "John Muir". National Rivers Hall of Fame Inductees. Retrieved May 8, 2018.
  79. ^ "Jane Muckle Robinson". National Rivers Hall of Fame Inductees. Retrieved May 8, 2018.
  80. ^ "Aldo Leopold". National Rivers Hall of Fame Inductees. Retrieved May 8, 2018.
  81. ^ "Captain Minnie Mossman Hill". National Rivers Hall of Fame Inductees. Retrieved May 8, 2018.

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