Deaccessions for Sale

In order to correctly protect the artifacts in our collection, The History Center must occasionally deaccession objects. These items are selected carefully through a list of criteria and vetted by two groups to make sure the objects are not significant to Linn County history. These objects are most often duplicate items in the collection, items that cannot be properly cared for due to inherent instability, or objects which are lacking information about when and how they were used. Any proceeds from the sales go to purchasing new artifacts or to the direct care of collections.


Tuesday from 12 PM to 4 PM

Thursday from 4 PM to 8 PM

Friday from 12 PM to 4 PM

Saturday from 12 PM to 4 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