Grab a beer and hear Rudolph Daniels share the fascinating history and incredible stories of U.S. railroad operations that occurred during WWI. American production of tracks and equipment was absolutely astounding, not to mention the logistics of transporting locomotives and cars to three regions of the globe, including Siberia.
Cost: Free, registration preferred.
All food and drink to be purchased at Quarter Barrel.
Happy Hour Specials: 1/2 price house beers and 1/2 price appetizers from 3-6pm on weekdays.
This program is made possible by Humanities Iowa and the National Endowment for the Humanities. The History on Tap Series is sponsored by CRST International.
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.
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
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.