Parents Just Don't Understand: Coming of Age in the 20th Century
Whether you treasure or desperately want to forget your teen years, each generation brings something new to pop culture while responding to national, local and personal events.
The Coming of Age in the 20th Century exhibit features clothing, technology, slang and fads from each decade of the 20th century. Test your knowledge against the pop culture timeline. Discover or "revisit" the teen hangouts of Linn County and Cedar Rapids. Reminisce about your teen years or bring your family and discover who was a flowerchild, mallrat, nerd or square. It's a "hoot!"
Living Among the Tributaries
From prehistoric times through the present day, this exhibit focuses on the life and contributions made by the people of Linn County, Iowa. Learn about the native settlers of the area, as well as the pioneer families who came to farm the land. Witness the growth of manufacturing as well as the growth of the population due to the diverse groups who came to call Linn County home.
The area is also home to many technical innovations and talented & creative people. You can see the contributions made to the world by local innovators in manufacturing, technology and the arts.
The Discovery Room
The Discovery Room features an interactive exhibit for children that includes hands-on activities, games and fun displays. It showcases the lives of eight different children who grew up in Linn County. Grant Wood, Ellen Douglas, Betty Auchard and Heinrich Kelsey are among the children featured.