Apr 23 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
6:00 pm
On this new route, experience the rich history of the area along the west side of the Cedar River that was originally the town of Kingston before being annexed as...
The History Center: Walking Tour – Douglas Co. 1919 Explosion Area @ Jean Oxley Linn County Public Service Center
May 14 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
6:00 pm
On May 22, 1919 the Douglas & Co. Starch Works factory of Cedar Rapids exploded, causing the deaths of over 40 persons. This fascinating new walking tour looks at the...
May 28 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
6:00 pm
Starting as a roadway to the private property of Cedar Rapids pioneer Robert Ellis and family, Ellis Boulevard NW developed into an incredibly unique mixture of commercial and residential properties...
Jun 11 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
6:00 pm
Experience one of the oldest intact neighborhoods in Cedar Rapids. The Oak Hill area in southeast Cedar Rapids has a rich cultural heritage. Sites related to local African American, Syrian...
Jun 25 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
6:00 pm
This new History Center walking tour explores the town center of Central City, one of five Linn County communities within the national Main Street preservation and economic development program. The...
Jul 2 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
6:00 pm
Showcasing the unique Mays Island Historic District and the area now known as Kingston Village, explore the west side of downtown Cedar Rapids. Learn about the early history of Mays...
Jul 9 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
6:00 pm
Discover the oldest section of the city! This tour includes information on the development history of the evolving city center, its famous retail past as “Eastern Iowa’s Shopping Center”, railroads...
Jul 23 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
6:00 pm
This engaging walking tour features the area once known as the town of Kenwood Park from the early 1880’s until it was annexed into Cedar Rapids in 1926. Learn about...
Aug 13 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
6:00 pm
This new History Center tour takes a closer look at the unique Linn County community of Lisbon, started in part by early members of the Hershey family from Pennsylvania! Highlights...
6:00 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...
Sep 10 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
6:00 pm
Experience the history of the oldest cemetery on the west side of Cedar Rapids. Highlights include visiting the final resting site of some of the infamous Cherry Sisters and a...
Sep 24 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
6:00 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...
Oct 1 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
6:00 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...
Oct 8 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
6:00 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...
Oct 22 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
6:00 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...