DUBUQUE, IOWA (March 2, 2023) — An ArchiTREK tour of the University of Dubuque Heritage Center will begin at 4PM, Tuesday, March 14, 2023, at the center’s main entrance.

Free and open to the public, the tour will last approximately one hour. It will include a discussion on the building’s design by Marty Johnson, owner and principal of Straka Johnson Architects PC, as well as an exclusive pipe-organ performance in John and Alice Butler Hall by Charles Barland, university organist and professor of music at UD.

Heritage Center held an Opening Night Celebration featuring the Columbus (Ohio) Symphony Orchestra and the Dubuque Symphony Orchestra in 2013.The building was designed around a theme of Art by Osmosis, inviting visitors to encounter art throughout the space, whether they’re seeking it or not. Heritage Center’s facilities offer performance spaces, educational spaces, casual gathering spots, gallery and display areas, and more.

Heritage Works, Heritage Center, the Dubuque Museum of Art, and Straka Johnson Architects PC will co-host the architecture tour.

The ArchiTREK program is intended to foster an appreciation for and excitement about Dubuque’s historical resources. The program will deepen the connection to place and will highlight the importance of design.

About Heritage Works

Heritage Works is a community-action organization based in Dubuque, Iowa, and focused on Historic Activation. Financial tools, workforce training, educational workshops, and architectural tours just scratch the surface of what we are doing to evolve Dubuque's economic future. We’re developing an authentic, vibrant, and culturally-rich community, unlocking Dubuque’s economic future by putting the past to work. Heritage Works Inc is a 501(c)3 organization.

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