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Members-Only Preview

Friday, June 2, 2023

Doors open at 6:00 PM

Discussion begins at 6:30 PM

Galleries open until 8:00 PM

The History Center

800 Second Avenue SE

Cedar Rapids, IA 52403

Join us for an exhibit opening & discussion with museum curator, Tara Templeman.


The Bucknell Marionettes are well-known as exemplary puppets in circles of experts but are better remembered by Linn County residents for the joy and wonder they inspired during school and public performances. Relive the magic of childhood through this exhibition or share your memories with the next generation! The exhibition will include 13 of the original Bucknell marionettes, video footage of the performances, and a hands-on area where visitors can try their hand at controlling a marionette. 


Admission is free for members of The History Center but seats are limited. Order your ticket by May 29. Complimentary drinks and hors d'oeuvres

This exhibit is made possible by a generous gift from the Aegon Transamerica Foundation.

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