Current Exhibits

There is a lot to see and learn when you visit The History Center in the historic Douglas Mansion. Our permanent gallery showcases a number of unique and interesting artifacts, photos, stories and information regarding the history of Linn County's culture, people, businesses, neighborhoods and more.


*Please note that all exhibits and galleries are self-guided.

Herstory: Women At Work

Coming Soon!

The History Center commemorates the 100th anniversary of the 19th Amendment with our newest exhibit, HERstory: Women at Work.


Women won the fight for the vote, impacting all areas of life. This exhibit explores the changing role of women in the workplace.

Career fields featured in this exhibit include:

  • Educators

  • Domestic Service

  • Telephone Operators

  • Nursing and Health Care

  • Business Owners

  • Entertainers

  • Women's Clubs

We look forward to sharing this exhibit with you upon the reopening of The History Center. Please check back for updates.

A History of Divine Engineering

(August 24, 2019 - May 30, 2020)

Established in 1952 by Howard Divine, Divine Engineering has a history of innovation in Cedar Rapids, developing industrial conveyor systems for over 65 years. This exhibit follows the expansion of Divine Engineering as the company--with its roots in Linn County--has grown to provide high quality products nationally and internationally.

Sponsored by Divine Engineering, Inc.


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