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

(July 11, 2020 - October 17, 2020)

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


UFG: A Business of People

(August 1, 2020 - May 30, 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