Dubuque Main Street highlights historical architecture with fun event

DUBUQUE, Iowa (KWWL) — Dubuque Main Street and the Carnegie Stout Library are hosting “Arch Days” this week to highlight history and architecture in downtown Dubuque.

Families can visit the library to try their hand at being architects with crafts and STEM acitivities found in their Maker Space. There is also an exhibit set up at the library displaying more information on the historical landmarks that Arch Days will be highlighting with tours.

Michaela Freiburger with Dubuque Main St. says their goal is to share with the community historical places they may not know about or get to see everyday.

“We typically look to find future projects and future opportunities for people to explore new buildings to talk about the historic significance of a building whether it’s not being used right now or its being used for something you don’t normally get into every day.”

Friday at noon there will be a tour of the old Morrison Brother’s office buildings and how those have been re-purposed and a walking tour of the Bee Branch on Saturday.

Families can also enter to win a prize for building the strongest tooth pick bridge. Supplies for that can be picked up for that at the library now.

Dubuque Main Street is also hosting a downtown Dubuque scavenger hunt. There is an award for the winner of this as well.  For more details and clues visit Dubuque Main Street’s website.


Cori Hanna

Cori Hanna

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