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Brucemore historic site hosts upcoming Hired Help tours

Events take place Sept. 21 and 28 in Cedar Rapids

The Brucemore historic site in Cedar Rapids hosts its Hired Help Tour from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Thursday and again on Sept. 28. Cost in advance is $15 for adults and $10 for members and students. Cost at the door is $20. Brucemore, 2160 Linden Dr. SE, is pictured here on Friday, Sept. 15. (Rob Clark/The Gazette)
The Brucemore historic site in Cedar Rapids hosts its Hired Help Tour from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Thursday and again on Sept. 28. Cost in advance is $15 for adults and $10 for members and students. Cost at the door is $20. Brucemore, 2160 Linden Dr. SE, is pictured here on Friday, Sept. 15. (Rob Clark/The Gazette)

CEDAR RAPIDS — Join a costumed interpreter for a tour exploring the lives of Brucemore’s domestic servants in the early 20th Century.

The Hired Help tours take place from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Thursday and again on Sept. 28 at the historic mansion, 2160 Linden Dr. SE.

During the tour, consider what it was like to live and work on one of Iowa’s grandest estates while discovering the servants’ living quarters and the Servants’ village, an area only open to the public during this event.

Documents, photographs and other materials from Brucemore’s collections enrich visitors’ understanding of the relationships between the employers and their staff.

Tickets purchased in advance are $15 for adults and $10 for members and students. Tickets purchased at the door, if available, are $20.

Those planning to attend should arrive at the Brucemore Visitor Center 15 minutes before the tour begins.

For more information, go to brucemore.org and click on “Upcoming Events.”

Other upcoming events include the following:

• Oct. 4 — Volunteer Tour Guide Orientation.

• Oct. 5, 12, 19 and 26 — Nooks and Crannies Tour.

• Oct. 7 — Fall Garden and Landscape Hike.

• Nov. 24 through Dec. 31 — Daytime Holiday Mansion Tours.

• Dec. 7, 14, 21 and 28 — Evening Holiday Mansion Tours.

Brucemore is open from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday and from 12:30 to 3:30 p.m. Sundays.

It is closed Mondays and Tuesdays.

For more information, call (319) 362-7375.

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