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National Quilting Day Event

Saturday, March 16th is The History Center's National Quilting Day presentation and workshop. Join us and quilt expert Stephanie Brandenburg as she talks us through the quilting process and a demonstration. Stephanie is the Owner and Founder of Frond Design Studios, here in Cedar Rapids. 10:30 AM - Presentation "Quilt Dating and the Evolution of the Dying Process". This presentation is free and open to the public. 11:30 AM - Join us after the presentation for a hands-on workshop "Hand Piecing". Tickets to participate in the workshop are $20 for the general public and $13 for History Center Members and includes the workshop materials and admission to The History Center exhibit galleries. Plea

Iowa's Misbehaving Women

Friday, March 1st is The History Center's event Iowa's Misbehaving Women. Author Cheryl Mullenbach has uncovered the stories of some of the state's intriguing women and invites you to meet these heroic, amusing, imaginative, nervy individuals. Examples of women that you might not know about are Emma Harvat, Iowa City's first female mayor, and Helen Hayes Gleason, Coe graduate who served in World War II. Although history may have forgotten these misbehaving women, we'll take time to remember. The program begins at 6:00 PM, with a pre-reception starting at 5:30 PM and a post reception at 7:00 PM. Seating is limited so be sure to secure your ticket today! Cost to attend is $5 for History Center

Another Successful School Visit!

Education visitors is a large part of what we do at The History Center. And no day is more fun a hectic than when we have school visits. Last week we had the excitement of hosting more than 80 3rd Graders from Prairie Ridge Elementary. the children take time to learn about artifacts from our curator, the history of their school and the county from our historian, take time to "quilt" to give them more insight on our Quilting Exhibit, and enjoy some free time exploring our wonderful exhibits. While they certainly keep us busy, seeing our rich heritage being taught and passed on allows us to see our vision and mission continue.

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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