Sep
21
Sat
Days of Disaster: The Douglas Starch Works Explosion @ The History Center
Sep 21 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

Days of Disaster: The Douglas Starch Works Explosion

The History Center commemorates the 100th anniversary of the Douglas Starch Works Explosion, an event with repercussions for the entirety of Linn County – including the workers at the plant, local residents, business owners , and beyond.

The exhibit explores the disaster itself as well as the days immediately following. It’s a story of tragedy and resilience – and it’s a story of community coming together at a moment that could have sown division.

 

The History Center is open Tuesday – Saturday, 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM. You can find more information about this exhibit, and our other exhibits at https://www.historycenter.org/current-exhibit .

Family Storytime @ Coralville Public Library
Sep 21 @ 10:30 am – 11:00 am

Families spend time together listening to stories, music, and poems.

Programs last approximately 30 minutes.

Saturdays at the Stanley – Hidden Powers: CT Scanning the Stanley’s African Art Collection @ Stanley Visual Classroom, Iowa Memorial Union, third floor
Sep 21 @ 2:00 pm

Through a partnership with UI Hospitals and Clinics Department of Radiology, Stanley museum staff used computer tomography (CT) scanning technology to view the interior contents of more than a dozen objects from sub-Saharan Africa. Join Cory Gundlach, Curator of the Arts of Africa, Oceania, and the Americas, to explore the concealed dimensions of African art and how advanced technical analysis aids the interpretation of the Stanley Museum of Art permanent collection.

Saturdays at the Stanley brings the museum’s collection to audiences in a casual, fun, and interactive atmosphere. Each event has a theme that looks at our artwork from a different perspective. Curators lead visitors through a selection of works, share stories about the artists and subject matter, and open the discussion up to the audience. We invite visitors of all ages to participate in these conversations and get (re)acquainted with our collection as we look forward to the opening of our new building!

2019-2020 Saturdays at the Stanley events are sponsored in part by Little Village.

Sep
22
Sun
Scholastic Chess Club @ Downtown Library - Cedar Rapids
Sep 22 @ 2:00 pm – 4:30 pm

Group lessons, organized chess activities, friendly tournaments, and free time to just play chess.

Join the Scholastic Chess Club the first and third Sundays of the month (Sept-May) from 2-5 pm at Downtown Library. Students grades K-12 are welcome to come and learn how to play this great universal game! Take part in group lessons, organized chess activities, friendly tournaments, and free time to just play chess. For more information, connect with the Cedar Rapids Chess Club on Facebook or visit www.chessiniowa.org/crchess.

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

Sep
23
Mon
Mother Goose on the Loose @ Ladd Library
Sep 23 @ 9:30 am – 10:25 am

“Mother Goose on the Loose” is a 20-minute nursery rhyme program for newborns to three-year-olds, followed by a 30-minute playtime. This program helps strengthen babies’ and toddlers’ foundation for literacy with rhymes, rhythm, repetition, story and movement.

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

Parachute Fun! @ Downtown Library - Cedar Rapids
Sep 23 @ 10:00 am – 10:30 am

Join us for a session of parachute games and songs downtown!

Parachute play can help children learn fine motor skills and how to play cooperatively with their peers.

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

Sep
24
Tue
Days of Disaster: The Douglas Starch Works Explosion @ The History Center
Sep 24 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

Days of Disaster: The Douglas Starch Works Explosion

The History Center commemorates the 100th anniversary of the Douglas Starch Works Explosion, an event with repercussions for the entirety of Linn County – including the workers at the plant, local residents, business owners , and beyond.

The exhibit explores the disaster itself as well as the days immediately following. It’s a story of tragedy and resilience – and it’s a story of community coming together at a moment that could have sown division.

 

The History Center is open Tuesday – Saturday, 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM. You can find more information about this exhibit, and our other exhibits at https://www.historycenter.org/current-exhibit .

Preschool Story Time @ Downtown Library - Cedar Rapids
Sep 24 @ 10:00 am – 10:30 am

Join us for stories, rhymes, and songs.

Grow your child’s love of reading by attending Preschool Story Time. Each week explore new stories, songs, and rhymes.

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

Preschool Storytime @ Coralville Public Library
Sep 24 @ 10:30 am – 11:00 am

Children ages 3 and up listen to stories, sing, and participate in a range of activities planned just for them.

Held in the Storytime room. Program lasts approximately 30 minutes.

Occurs regularly on Tuesdays.
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