Family jewelers have kept 1918 clock running for more than a century.
By Jessica Cline and Rob Cline, - The History Center History Feb. 22, 2022 6:00 am344d 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.
By Tara Templeman, - The History Center History Feb. 22, 2022 6:00 am347d 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.
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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 Tara Templeman, - The History Center
History Jan. 25, 2022 5:06 pm382d ago
Piece of History: Grant Vocational High School operated in Cedar Rapids from 1915 to 1923.
By Joe Coffey, - The History Center
History Jan. 26, 2022 3:44 pm367d 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.