ArchiTREK Ale & Architecture: Millwork District

ArchiTREK Ale & Architecture: Historic Millworking District
July 18, 2019
$15 ($10 DuMA Members)
The Smokestack, 62 E 7th St.

DuMA and Heritage Works partner to present a series of walking tours of Dubuque architecture that will provide insights into Dubuque’s historic buildings.

Once home to the world’s largest millworking operation, this emerging Dubuque neighborhood has been transformed from a gritty industrial area into a mixed use district featuring residences, hotels, restaurants, bars, retail, and more. We’ll explore the remnants of the earlier industrial age, see a variety of different architectural styles, and learn how the rebirth of this district took place. We will discuss the history of the millworking industry and how important it was to Dubuque’s early growth as a powerhouse of manufacturing and transportation. You’ll discover buildings that have been completely renovated along with some that still need to find their new purpose. We’ll stop at a few local bars along the way and participants are welcome to purchase their own drinks.

MEET The Smokestack, 62 E 7th St.

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Registration is required. Call the Museum at 563-557-1851 if you have any questions, or if you are unable to use this online form.

Talk with Judy Richardson

Judy Richardson will give a featured talk sponsored by the Community Foundation of Greater Dubuque in conjunction with the Dubuque Museum of Art’s new exhibit, “African American Art in the 20th Century.”

Richardson was at the forefront of the Civil Rights Movement, working on the staff of the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC) and organizing a “freedom school” for young people to work together across racial lines to achieve equal rights for all Americans.

She was associate producer of the seminal PBS series “Eyes on the Prize: America’s Civil Rights Movement,” and with five other SNCC women activists, she edited “Hands on the Freedom Plow: Personal Accounts by Women in SNCC,” an anthology of memoirs by 52 women civil rights activists.

Location: Roosevelt Middle School
Time: March 7, 2019 @ 6:30 pm (doors open at 6 PM)

Title: Will the Circle Be Unbroken: Little-Known Stories of the Civil Rights Movement  

Summary: Ms. Richardson will highlight the stories of the lesser-known people of the civil Rights Movement — the “ordinary” people who were both courageous and strategically brilliant; they were both the foot soldiers and the leaders.  Those like Fannie Lou Hamer, Ella Baker, E.D. Nixon, and Amzie Moore, among others, provided the grounding and the guidance that allowed the Civil Rights Movement to flourish.  These were the leaders who influenced us as young organizers in SNCC, the only national civil rights group founded and run by young people, such as Congressman John Lewis, then SNCC’s Chair.

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Lunch & Learn at the Key City Creative Center

Lunch & Learn at the Key City Creative Center

Learn about the Steeple Square stained glass project. Program concludes with a tour of Key City Creative Center. FREE admission.

Key City Creative Center located at 18th and Central Ave.