Join History Center Mark Stoffer Hunter for a special walking tour of the interior of the 90 year old Iowa Theatre (now known as Theatre Cedar Rapids) in downtown Cedar Rapids. The history of over a dozen other downtown theatres from the past will be discussed on this tour as well as a special visit to another longtime landmark, the old World Playhouse at 314 Third Avenue SE that opened in 1915 as The Strand Theatre!!
Tickets are sold on the day of the tour at the meeting place. Tickets are not sold in advance.
General Public $7.00
Come spend an evening with celebrated sportscaster and storyteller John Campbell at the History Center!
John has been a special part of Linn County history since 1979 when he accepted the position of television sports director at KCRG TV 9.
He has earned the honor of Iowa Sportscaster of the Year by the National Sportscasters and Sportswriters Association. Over the years, John has ridden and reported on 17 RAGBRAI bike tours across the state. John has been a favorite face and voice for local sports for almost 35 years. He continues to contribute stories to KCRG TV about great outdoor activities including his long running and popular Big Ol’ Fish segments. John has a fantastic perspective on Linn County and Eastern Iowa places and events that positively connect to so many people.
Beer, wine, soda and water will be available for purchase. Please note the galleries will be closed during this event.
$7.00 General Public
Learn about the history and architecture of downtown Cedar Rapids from the Skywalks! The North Route Skywalk tour looks at areas between 4th Avenue and First Avenue.
Explore the South Route of the Downtown Cedar Rapids Skywalk system starting from the Cedar Rapids Public Library. This route focuses on viewing areas along Fourth and Fifth Avenue SE between the train tracks and the Cedar River from the special viewpoint of the skywalk system.
This tour showcasing architecture and history features sections of the Wholesale District as well as areas redeveloped over the past 35 years that are not seen on the North Route Skywalk Tour.