A Historic Venue

There’s no time like the present to plan your special event at The History Center. The beautiful Douglas Mansion—one of the area’s most historic homes and home of The History Center—features six delightful and functional spaces that will enhance your event. No matter if you rent a single room, the entire main floor, or the mansion’s grounds, your occasion will be a memorable one!

Inside the mansion, we have spaces that can accommodate everything from a meeting of 20 to a gathering of 200. And we offer a beautiful outdoor setting that accommodates events of nearly any size. Whether you are presenting a speaker, hosting a reception, or putting on a wedding, the Douglas Mansion is ready to welcome you and your guests.

When you hold an event at The History Center, you’re adding to the story of a true community treasure. The Douglas Mansion has been home to some of Linn County’s most prominent families as well as to successful, influential businesses. Now, it houses the stories that make up our shared history—and we’d love to be a part of your story.

Renting portions of the Douglas Mansion is easy. Just contact Jenny Thielman via phone or email to get started. We’ll help you find a workable date and talk through your event and what facilities and equipment you might need. And, of course, we’d be delighted to have you stop by in person to get a full sense of what the possibilities are.

Questions & Information

Jenny Thielman

Program Manager

(319)362-1501 x 112

jenny@historycenter.org

Catering

All catering must be approved by THC staff.

Available Spaces
A brochure of all available spaces can be found HERE.
Photography
Planning a photo shoot? The Douglas Mansion is available for engagement and wedding photos, and a whole lot more! Take a look at the Photography Agreement and don't hesitate to contact us!

Hours

Tuesday - Saturday

10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Admission

$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

800 Second Avenue SE

Cedar Rapids, IA  52403

office@historycenter.org

Tel: 319-362-1501