The National Mississippi River Museum & Aquarium in Dubuque is offering free live virtual programs this fall on a variety of behind-the-scenes topics.  Topics covered in the four-part series include:

  • Flex Your Mussels (Sept. 22, 7 p.m.) – Highlighting the important role mussels play in river habitats and how to save these animals from extinction
  • Day in the Life of a Keeper (Oct. 6, 7 p.m.) – Featuring a River Museum keeper and discussing a keeper’s day-to-day work, how keepers care for the River Museum’s over 2,000 animals, and how they got started in the field
  • Dust to Dust: Victorians’ Obsession with Death (Oct. 20, 7 p.m.) – A follow-up to the Ham Site’s Linwood Legacies exhibit, this program will feature death and burial practices of the Victorian era, including hair art and funeral fashion
  • Animal Misunderstandings (Nov. 10, 7 p.m.) – Exploring misconceptions of a few unique animals in the River Museum’s collection as well as myths associated with them

Each program includes a half hour of content and approximately 15 minutes for questions. Registration is required for each program and can be completed by visiting rivermuseum.com/virtual-programs.  Each program is limited to 100 participants, and while programs are provided free of charge, donations will be accepted.