Information for Teachers

The History Center provides educational programs for students in kindergarten through 3rd grade. Our programs take place at The History Center located at 800 2nd Ave SE. Programs may be scheduled by contacting Jenny Thielman at or by calling (319)362-1501.

Early Learners: Puppet Program is geared toward Kindergarten and 1st grade students.  Students engage in different historical topics and share their own personal history with CeCe Rabbit, The History Center’s puppet ambassador.
Second Grade Tours: Students will discuss topics such as the early settlement and development of Cedar Rapids. Engage with The History Center and learn how kids played using vintage toys. 
Third Grade Tours: Students will discuss topics such as the migration and immigration to Cedar Rapids and Artifact Exploration. Take part in The History Center's vintage toys to learn how kids played. 

Teachers at Linn County schools outside of Cedar Rapids should contact Jenny Thielman at or (319)362-1501 for more information about our county-wide programming.

The program fee is $3 per student. Program fees are currently covered by our education sponsors, making these programs free of charge to students and teachers.


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