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 surviving 19th 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.

Tickets may be purchased at time of the event. No advanced ticket purchases for this event.
$7.00 for general admission
$5.00 for History Center Members

Oct
8
Tue
The History Center: Walking Tour – Creep the Alleys @ Town Centre Plaza
Oct 8 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

Downtown alleys reveal a great deal of history about Cedar Rapids buildings and they can be a little spooky too! Come explore the dark side of downtown architecture with this unique historic alley tour.

Included areas stories of how alleys function as service and utility access, how they provided secret entrances for Prohibition era businesses as well as clever retail store designs. There will be a few surprises along the tour as well! Please wear alley appropriate footwear!

*All Alley Tours will be limited to the first 75 people

Ticket Prices
Members: $5
General: $7

Oct
15
Tue
The History Center: Walking Tour – Creep the Alley #2 @ Town Centre Plaza
Oct 15 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

Downtown alleys reveal a great deal of history about Cedar Rapids buildings and they can be a little spooky too! Come explore the dark side of downtown architecture with this unique historic alley tour.

Included areas stories of how alleys function as service and utility access, how they provided secret entrances for Prohibition era businesses as well as clever retail store designs. There will be a few surprises along the tour as well! Please wear alley appropriate footwear!

*All Alley Tours will be limited to the first 75 people

Ticket Prices
Members: $5
General: $7

Walking tours are sponsored by Cedar Rapids Bank & Trust.

Nov
27
Wed
School’s Out! A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood @ Downtown Library - Cedar Rapids
Nov 27 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

A celebration of everything Mister Rogers.

“There are three ways to ultimate success: The first way is to be kind. The second way is to be kind. The third way is to be kind.”- Fred Rogers

Tom Hanks tribute to Mister Rogers debuts November 22nd. Today we’ll immerse ourselves in Mister Roger’s world; watch snippets from the show, sing some of his treasured songs and read his poems. You’ll leave with a keepsake that oozes love and kindness.

We always recommend confirming details before attending. We hope to see you there!

Nov
30
Sat
Holiday Bazaar @ The History Center
Nov 30 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

Shop Local this holiday season!

WHEN: Saturday November 30th

TIME: 10:00 – 2:00 p.m.

Free activities for kids!