National Mississippi River Museum

A slight update reminding people to visit the National Mississippi River Museum.

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The National Mississippi River Museum in Dubuque, Iowa started as a plan to recover a then blighted waterfront area. At that they succeeded mightily. The area now boasts not only the museum, but a hotel with a water park, multiple restaurants and a casino. Where other downtowns are most active during the day (at least according to the hours of most of the restaurants) Dubuque’s downtown seems to be focused on the nightime crowd. They also have restored a lovely opera house downtown for events.

Returning to the National Mississippi River Museum

I had visited the museum several times, especially when it was connected with an event, but I hadn’t been in years, even though I stayed next door at the Grand Harbor during the Iowa Library Association last fall. However, when a chance to visit came up during the between semester break, I was there and I have…

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Sarah S. Uthoff is a nationally known Laura Ingalls Wilder authority and has presented at five of the Wilder homesites, many times at the Herbert Hoover Presidential Library and Museum, many conferences and numerous libraries, museums, and events around the Midwest. She is the main force behind Trundlebed Tales fighting to bring the History, Mystery, Magic, and Imagination of Laura Ingalls Wilder and other greats of children’s literature and history to life for a new generation. How can you help? Attend one of her programs, schedule one yourself, watch her videos, listen to her podcast, look at her photos, and find her on Facebook , Twitter , Google+, LinkedIn , SlideShare, and . Professionally she is a reference librarian at Kirkwood Community College and former director of the Oxford (Iowa) Public Library.

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