TIME MACHINE: First Avenue film venue went from swanky to sleazy.
By Jessica Cline and Rob Cline, - The History Center History Apr. 19, 2022 6:00 am296d ago
History Happenings: Father Kallistratos Glavas was aboard a sinking ship in the Atlantic in 1915 and gained widespread acclain for calming and praying with panicked passengers as they awaited rescue.
By Tara Templeman, - The History Center History Apr. 19, 2022 2:08 pm293d ago
Piece of History: J.R. Morin Co. was a successful business until three fires — thought to be arson — destroyed its operations in Mechanicsville and Norway, Iowa.
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As she pursues her lineage with few documents left intact after World War II, Springville resident Lena Gebotszrajber Gilbert hopes to soon have Polish citizenship to prove that Hitler wasn’t ultimately successful in the genocide of millions of Jews, including most of her relatives.
By Tara Templeman, - The History Center
History Mar. 22, 2022 6:00 am326d ago
Peddling dry goods and household items was an excellent way for Lebanese immigrants to earn money and practice their English, starting in the 1890s,
Officials with the National Czech & Slovak Museum & Library in the Cedar Rapids said the Russian invasion of Ukraine has “startling parallels” with the 1968 Soviet Union occupation of former Czechoslovakia, which stopped the country’s path toward democracy for another 20 years.