News & Announcements

May 14, 2021

The History Center is encouraged by the progress our local and national community has made towards the fight against Covid-19.  This institution is also aware of the new guidelines recommended by the CDC regarding mask usage. 


The health and safety of The History Center’s visitors, volunteers and staff is the highest priority and we are committed to the safety of our community. It is difficult to ascertain exactly who has been vaccinated and who is not.  Therefore, the mask and social distancing requirements currently in place will remain in place until May 31, 2021, at which time The History Center will review the policy and situation.

Planning your summer visit to The History Center?

Please be advised of the following museum closure dates which will allow us to prepare for an exciting limited-time exhibit, Spirited: Prohibition in America.


The History Center will close Monday, June 14th and reopen on Friday, July 2nd.

The History Center will close Thursday, August 5th and reopen on Saturday, August 21st.

New hours beginning April 20

Beginning Tuesday, April 20th, The History Center will be open on the following days and times:

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

The History Center’s safety guidelines will remain in place for all museum admissions, tours and events. Following the city of Cedar Rapids’ continued mask mandate, a mask or face covering is required for entry and social distancing is strongly encouraged.


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