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Chew on This!

This is a Lunch & Learn program!  Bring a sack lunch and we'll provide the program and the dessert! 


Admission is $7.00 General Public, $5.00 Members

This program takes place at The History Center (800 2nd Ave SE)

Doors Open 12:00 p.m.

Program Starts at 12:30 p.m.

*Unless otherwise noted

Chew on This is sponsored by: Rob & Kathy Cook

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Railroads Then & Now

May 21, 2024

Doors Open 5:30 p.m.

Program Starts 6:00 p.m.

Join us for an encore presentation by local historian Darren Ferreter! 

Cedar Rapids railroad historian Darren Ferreter will present historic railroad images from Linn County. The program will show what the area looks like today and then skip back decades to show what the area looked like in earlier times. Subjects include Cedar Rapids Union Station, Streetcars and Interurban lines, and all of the railroads that served the area.

Darren's love for trains came early in his life. Growing up, he recalls many family vacations to photograph trains. His childhood interest has led to a full-time career designing, building, and maintaining model railroad layouts all over the country. Darren is an officer for the local Cedar Rapids Area Railfan Association – a group that presents a monthly railroad themed presentation.

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