The History Center – Oral Histories LIVE! Featuring Herman Ginsberg @ The History Center
Nov 27 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

The Ginsberg family has been running the Ginsberg Jewelers store in Cedar Rapids for almost 100 years. Their store was located downtown until the flood in 2008 led them to relocate. Herman grew up in the family business and has been a long-time advocate of the downtown community, especially of retail stores. Come hear Herman’s great recollections of downtown retail, especially during the holiday seasons of the past.

Admission for this event is $5.00 for members and $7.00 for general public at the door. Beer, wine, soda, and water will be available for purchase during the event.

The History Center – Holiday Bazaar @ The History Center
Dec 1 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

Get a head start on your holiday shopping with handmade gifts from local artisans! Meet longtime Linn County columnist and author Jim Delong, author of Times of Our Lives: Cedar Rapids in the Good Old Days.

The book includes little known historical anecdotes, memorabilia, and rare
photographs of Cedar Rapids and surrounding area. This event is free and open to the public (admission will be charged to those wishing to visit the galleries unless they are History Center members).

The History Center – A Very Vintage Holiday @ The History Center
Dec 7 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Join The History Center for a very special holiday event, including a screening of the 1910 silent film A Christmas Carol! Enjoy traditional holiday music performed by Nancy Patrick, children from Coolidge Elementary School choir, and Prairie High School’s Cantabile select chorus. Families can make a holiday ornament to take home and have their family
picture taken.

Photographer George Henry and historian Mark Stoffer Hunter will be available for book signings. Enjoy hot cocoa and mulled wine during the event.

Admission for this event is $5 at the door.  Beer, wine, soda, and water will be available for purchase during the event.