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.


Exhibiting Bias

(November 7, 2020 - May 29, 2021)

Iowa prides itself on its history of advancing civil rights ahead of the nation, but progress is rarely a straight line. Iowa's efforts to ensure the rights of women, people of color, the LGBTQ community and others have sometimes fallen short of fully addressing the inequities endured by these groups. Explore the stories of those most often marginalized by history.

This exhibit is sponsored by Cedar Rapids Bank & Trust.


UFG: A Business of People

(August 1, 2020 - May 29, 2021)

The History Center is happy to announce a new exhibition in the West Gallery in celebration of UFG’s 75 years of successful business in Cedar Rapids. The exhibition will focus on the people who make UFG great and their contributions to the community.

Sponsored by UFG Insurance


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