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The History Center Welcomes Back Visitors on Limited Basis Starting in July

The MedQuarter | June 25th, 2020

The History Center will welcome back visitors to the Douglas Mansion on a limited basis in July. On three Saturdays—July 11, 18, and 25—we will be open from 10 AM to 4 PM.

Visiting in person, however, will different than it was prior to the COVID-19 public health crisis. Please be aware of the following policies and procedures:

  • Reservations are required and must be made online—including prepayment (org/rsvp)
  • The largest reservation that can be made is for 10 people.
  • The wearing of face coverings is required and The History Center will provide them to anyone who arrives without one of their own. The History Center will also have hand sanitizer readily available and will encourage its use.
  • Groups must remain six feet apart and visitors will follow a one-way path through the exhibits.

Visitors will be able to see The History Center’s new exhibit, “HERstory: Women at Work,” which commemorates the 100th anniversary of the 19th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution which gave women the right to vote.


Walking/Biking Tours

Walking Tours sponsored by Cedar Rapids Bank & Trust

Biking Tours co-sponsored by Hall Bicycle Company and Cedar Rapids Bank & Trust

Your health and safety remain our priority, so here are the guidelines in place for the Walking and Biking Tours:

  • Masks are required for all participants.
  • All tours require advanced ticket purchase. Please see the tour description to purchase tickets. Payments will not be accepted at the time of the tour.
  • Tours are currently limited to 10 individuals.
  • Social distancing is strongly encouraged. A new PA system will ensure that participants can hear the tour guide while maintaining social distance.

Upcoming Tours:

July 7: Mays Island Walking Tour

July 21: Kingston Village Walking Tour

July 25: North Route Bike Tour


Grown-Up Show-N-Tell – Outdoor Edition

Tuesday, July 14, 6:00 PM

Lawn of the Douglas Mansion

Sponsored by Donald and Irene (Naxera) Hamous 

Grown-Up Show-N-Tell moves outside for an evening of storied personal treasures! Come to listen to some fascinating stories—or come to share a special object of your own.

Get tickets here.

Health and safety guidelines for Grown-Up Show-N-Tell:

  • Masks are required for all participants.
  • All events require advanced ticket purchase. Payments will not be accepted at time of the event.
  • To provide safe social distancing, seating will be designated in 8 x 8 foot squares to allow for 6 feet distance between each party. Please check in at the welcome desk to be directed to your assigned seating area.
  • This is event is limited to 14 parties with a maximum of 4 individuals per party. Please purchase your tickets as a group to be assigned the same seating area.
  • Please bring a lawn chair. Seating is not provided.

Food and drink welcome. Soft drinks and water will be available for purchase.

The MedQuarter is keeping up-to-date on information and resources regarding the pandemic.
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