Aug
27
Tue
The History Center: Walking Tour – College District/Mound View Neighborhood @ Whipple Firehouse
Aug 27 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

Enjoy a closer look at this incredibly historic neighborhood nestled between the campuses of Coe College and Mt. Mercy University in northeast Cedar Rapids. Discover the unusual history of the first name for this area.

The tour features an eclectic mix of residential, commercial and early industrial historic sites. Highlights of the tour include many places associated with celebrated artist Grant Wood including a close look at his Cedar Rapids childhood home where he lived starting in 1901.

Ticket Prices
Members: $5
General: $7

Sep
10
Tue
The History Center: Walking Tour – Linwood Cemetery @ Murdoch/Linwood Building
Sep 10 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

Experience the history of the oldest cemetery on the west side of Cedar Rapids. Highlights include visiting the final resting site of some of the infamous Cherry Sisters and a look at the memorial to the victims of the May 1919 Douglas Starch Works Explosion in Cedar Rapids.

Tour starts and ends at the entrance to the cemetery behind the Murdoch-Linwood Funeral Home at 520 Wilson Avenue SW.

Ticket Prices
Members: $5
General: $7

Sep
24
Tue
The History Center: Walking Tour – Automobile Row/Mansion Hill @ The History Cener
Sep 24 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

This tour begins and ends at The History Center! Learn about the area originally known as “Mansion Hill” along Third, Second and First Avenues East. Get a closer look at the very few surviving19th century residences on the“Hill”.

Discover how this section of Cedar Rapids was transformed into “Automobile Row” following the routing of the Lincoln Highway as early as 1913. See many of the restored “Auto Row” structures and get updates on how the area is changing with the expanding MedQuarter District.

Ticket Prices
Members: $5
General: $7