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Oral Histories Live with George Henry

The History Center Presents: Oral Histories Live with photographer George Henry WHEN: May 1, 2018 TIME: 6:00 p.m. LOCATION: Whipple Auditorium Downtown Cedar Rapids Public Library Free Event! It’s possible that no one has taken more photographs in and around Cedar Rapids than George Henry. On Tuesday, May 1 at 6 pm, The History Center will host a conversation with Henry in Whipple Auditorium at the Cedar Rapids Public Library. Area arts professional Rob Cline will engage Henry in a look back over the photographer’s career. History Center historian Mark Stoffer Hunter will also participate in the event which is free to attend. George Henry began taking photographs at Coe College when he was a

Jefferson High School Opens!

60 years ago today Jefferson High School opened their doors. Here is an aerial view of Jefferson High School taken by Vern Thompson in 1972.

Happy Easter!

Photographs of the Easter Bunny with children at Armstrong’s Department Store; 1970s-1980s. If you happen to know who the children are in these pictures please let us know! HAPPY EASTER!

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Tuesday - Saturday

10:00 AM - 4:00 PM


$7.00 for general public

$5.00 for students (with ID)

Free for children ages 4 and younger

Free for members of The History Center

All galleries and exhibits are self-guided.

The History Center

Linn County Historical Society

800 Second Avenue SE

Cedar Rapids, IA  52403

Tel: 319-362-1501