Harold Alcott joins at least 55 other centenarians in Iowa. He celebrated his 100th birthday on March 5. He’s one of 509 living World War II veterans left in the Eastern Iowa area.
By Jessica Cline and Rob Cline, - The History Center History Feb. 22, 2022 6:00 am224d ago
History Happenings: A 200-pound howitzer brought home to Cedar Rapids by Union veterans after the Civil War has disappeared and reappeared over the years.
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By Tara Templeman, - The History Center
History Feb. 22, 2022 6:00 am228d ago
PIECE OF HISTORY: The minister of St. George Syrian Orthodox Church in Cedar Rapids and his family were on their way to a Syrian picnic in Mason City on Sept. 17, 1933, when a two-car crash killed three members of the Kacere family and the three Waterloo men in the other car.
Kirkwood Community College is hosting a screening of “13th,” a 2016 documentary about the history of racial inequality in the U.S., on Feb. 23 at Paramount Theatre. There will be a Q&A session with Kevin Gannon, a Des Moines history professor who contributed to the film.
By Joe Coffey, - The History Center
History Jan. 26, 2022 3:44 pm247d ago
After months of debate, Cedar Rapidians voted to have the city buy and operate the privately owned waterworks company. The proposal followed complaints about water quality and water bills higher than in other Iowa cities.