Aug
23
Fri
Days of Disaster: The Douglas Starch Works Explosion @ The History Center
Aug 23 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

Days of Disaster: The Douglas Starch Works Explosion

The History Center commemorates the 100th anniversary of the Douglas Starch Works Explosion, an event with repercussions for the entirety of Linn County – including the workers at the plant, local residents, business owners , and beyond.

The exhibit explores the disaster itself as well as the days immediately following. It’s a story of tragedy and resilience – and it’s a story of community coming together at a moment that could have sown division.

 

The History Center is open Tuesday – Saturday, 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM. You can find more information about this exhibit, and our other exhibits at https://www.historycenter.org/current-exhibit .

Aug
24
Sat
Spinning & Weaving Demonstrations @ Coralville Public Library
Aug 24 @ 9:00 am – 11:30 am

Join spinners and weavers from the Craft Guild of Iowa City for demonstrations at the Annie Gill Craft Table.  The public is welcome to watch these artisans at their craft, ask questions, and try it out for themselves.  All ages welcome!

Days of Disaster: The Douglas Starch Works Explosion @ The History Center
Aug 24 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

Days of Disaster: The Douglas Starch Works Explosion

The History Center commemorates the 100th anniversary of the Douglas Starch Works Explosion, an event with repercussions for the entirety of Linn County – including the workers at the plant, local residents, business owners , and beyond.

The exhibit explores the disaster itself as well as the days immediately following. It’s a story of tragedy and resilience – and it’s a story of community coming together at a moment that could have sown division.

 

The History Center is open Tuesday – Saturday, 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM. You can find more information about this exhibit, and our other exhibits at https://www.historycenter.org/current-exhibit .

Free Summer Admission at the CRMA! @ The Cedar Rapids Museum of Art
Aug 24 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
For the tenth year in a row, it’s FREE SUMMER AT THE CRMA!!! From now until Sunday, September 1, admission to the CRMA is Free. Come in as often as you would like and view all of our 16 galleries, relax in the Carnegie Library, and browse in the Museum Store. We would like to thank our sponsors for giving this opportunity to our community: Cedar Rapids Bank & Trust, Transamerica, TrueNorth, UFG Insurance, and media sponsor The Gazette.
Family Storytime @ Coralville Public Library
Aug 24 @ 10:30 am – 11:00 am

Families spend time together listening to stories, music, and poems.

Programs last approximately 30 minutes.

Aug
27
Tue
Days of Disaster: The Douglas Starch Works Explosion @ The History Center
Aug 27 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

Days of Disaster: The Douglas Starch Works Explosion

The History Center commemorates the 100th anniversary of the Douglas Starch Works Explosion, an event with repercussions for the entirety of Linn County – including the workers at the plant, local residents, business owners , and beyond.

The exhibit explores the disaster itself as well as the days immediately following. It’s a story of tragedy and resilience – and it’s a story of community coming together at a moment that could have sown division.

 

The History Center is open Tuesday – Saturday, 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM. You can find more information about this exhibit, and our other exhibits at https://www.historycenter.org/current-exhibit .

Preschool Storytime @ Coralville Public Library
Aug 27 @ 10:30 am – 11:00 am

Children ages 3 and up listen to stories, sing, and participate in a range of activities planned just for them.

Held in the Storytime room. Program lasts approximately 30 minutes.

Occurs regularly on Tuesdays.
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

Aug
28
Wed
Free English Language Class for Adults @ Coralville Public Library
Aug 28 @ 9:30 am – 11:00 am

Free English Language Class for Adults, Friday & Wednesday mornings 9:30-11:00 am, at the Coralville Library downstairs meeting rooms.

With support from the Friends of the Coralville Public Library.

Childcare is not provided.

Questions? Email ehampe@coralville.org

Days of Disaster: The Douglas Starch Works Explosion @ The History Center
Aug 28 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

Days of Disaster: The Douglas Starch Works Explosion

The History Center commemorates the 100th anniversary of the Douglas Starch Works Explosion, an event with repercussions for the entirety of Linn County – including the workers at the plant, local residents, business owners , and beyond.

The exhibit explores the disaster itself as well as the days immediately following. It’s a story of tragedy and resilience – and it’s a story of community coming together at a moment that could have sown division.

 

The History Center is open Tuesday – Saturday, 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM. You can find more information about this exhibit, and our other exhibits at https://www.historycenter.org/current-exhibit .