Portrait of a Life
Louise Halliburton led an incredible life. She did her own thinking and consequently arrived at positions on many issues well in advance of the general public opinion. She was a supporter of women's rights, civil rights, and member of the peace movement. She was always enthusiastic about cultural diversity, opening up her home to a Japanese couple escaping the internment camps in the 1940s. Her vocal support of race relations was not always well accepted, but she continued to advocate for the rights of others until her death in 1991.
This exhibit showcases a mere fraction of the Halliburton Collection. Contact the Center for Dubuque History archives to arrange a viewing of this extensive collection.
Navigate the timeline below to read a biref overview of major events in her life. Use the menu on the right to navigate through the exhibit.