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Outdoor Improvement Campaign Donors

This outstanding group of people and organizations provided the necessary funds for The History Center to improve its visitor experience by donating to the Outdoor Improvement Campaign.  This campaign allowed The History Center to:


  • Replace its static main sign with a state-of-the-art digital sign, while keeping the historic profile of the original sign.

  • Add an awning to the main entrance that protects both visitors and the wood doors from the elements. 

  • Replace the sagging and uneven asphalt parking lot with an attractive concrete parking lot.

  • Replace the dilapidated parking lot sign with one that will withstand the elements and looks identical to the original sign.

  • Remove and restore the perimeter brick wall adjacent to the parking lot, using methods that met or exceeded federal standards for preservation.


Hall Perrine Foundation

$25,000 - $49,999

Ruth Bassett

Rob & Kathy Cook

Aegon Transamerica Foundation

$10,000 - $24,999

Cedar Rapids Bank & Trust

CRST Fund at the Greater Cedar Rapids Community Foundation

Linn County Economic Development Fund

$5,000 - $9,999

Pat & Judy Baird

GreatAmerica Fund at the Greater Cedar Rapids Community Foundation

$2,000 - $4,999

Sam & Diane Jones

Robert F. Kazimour

John & Dina Linge

Fred & Janet Manatt Pilcher

Bryan & Molly Scott

Kyle Skogman

Rick & Greer Fry

$1,000 - $1,999

Becky & Don Esker

Kay & John Hegarty

Janelle & George McClain

Jill & Thad Wilkins

Jason & Leslie Wright

$500 - $999

Kris & Deb Gulick

Jennifer Pruden

Chris Wand

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