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The museum is centered around the former Lenox College. The beautiful campus and buildings are listed on the National Register of Historic Places in America. The centerpiece of the campus is the Civil War Monument. The campus was home to the “School-Boy Company”, which, with the college president, enlisted en masse in the Civil War. 92 students enlisted and 27 gave their lives.

The Delaware County Historical Society would like to thank you for your interest in the Lenox College Museum. The DCHS is governed by a board of volunteer directors. The Society is a non-profit 501© 3 charitable organization. Phone number (563) 926-2639. Like us on The museum is funded by private contributions, fundraisers, and county funds. “Preserving the past in the present for the future”.


The Delaware County Historical Society is endowed with the Community Foundation of Greater Dubuque.  Donations to the museum are tax-deductible to the extent allowed by law. 

All donations should be made out to the Delaware County Historical Society Endowment and can be sent directly to the Community Foundation Of Greater Dubuque at 700 Locust Street, Suite 195 Dubuque, Iowa 52001.