Thank you to our 2017 Donors!

The History Center would like to thank all of the generous individuals and organizations who supported our Annual Fund during 2017. These donors have helped us to preserve the 60,000+ items in our collection and to provide educational programs to elementary schools throughout the county. We are extremely grateful to these donors for helping us to fulfill our mission to provide a unique community resource that preserves and shares the stories of our past and connects people of all ages to the present and future of Linn County, Iowa. 

If you would like to make a contribution of your own, you may donate online here or call 319-362-1501 to learn about other ways that you can support The History Center.

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Tim Klima


Martha Ely Goralka*


Patrick & Karen Allen*

Neal & Margaret Armstrong*

Lijun & David Chadima*

Larry & Mary Kramer

Patirck & Mary Kay McGrath 

Jon McWhinney in memory of Lester McWhinney, Frank Regan, Robert Regan, Robert Kolarik, Dr. John Hasbrook

Linda Rae Norton*                 

DJ & Abbie Smith


William & Verna Boland*

Beamer & Connie Breiling

David Burke

Mary & Chuck Cebuhar*

Duwayne & Jennie Davidson

Josefina Durin

Bradley & Jade Hart*

Richard & Greer Fry*

Bruce Funk

Joanne Johnson

Steve & Mary Keane

Robert & Joan Kocher*

Keith & Cheryl Krewer*

Thea Leslie in memory of Roger Leslie

Jim & Rose Marie Monagan*

Dave & Lisa Morris*

Mount Vernon Bank & Trust Co.

Sandra Neumann*

Richard & Irene Olney*

Scott & Penny Olson*    

Tom Rall                     

Virginia Rystrom*      

Deb Sedlacek in memory of Richard L. Sedlacek

John Swanson

Richard & Nancy Thomas

Chuck Wehage           

Millie Wright*


Alliant Energy Foundation, Inc.

Gary & Marjorie Arp

Robert Assink

Daniel & Ann Bahnsen           

Penny Bates

Marian Barnes

Daniel & Sally Baumgartner in memory of their parents

Diane G. Bishop

Katie & Benjamin Blackstock*

Rick & Kelli Buresh

Cedar Rapids Rotary – Downtown

Betty Debban*

Robert & Norine Drahozal*

Bonnie Dodge & Terry Kemme*        

Larry & Marsha Erb

Fairfax Historical Foundation

Jan Fullmer

Nancy & Fred Gable* in memory of John, Bob, and George Gable

Voanne & Marion Hansen

Brent & Patricia Harstad*       

Dorris Hotchkiss

Junior League of Cedar Rapids

James & Julie Kinkead in memory of Marjorie Kinkead

Roxanne & John McCrane

Sara McDermott

Kathryn Mills

Thomas & Lillie Moore in memory of Franklin Moore

Bob & Susie Moran

Virginia Pugh

Victor Root

Carolyn Schmidt

Julie & Craig Stephenson

Dan & Kay Sullivan   

Doug Thompson

Bill & Jeri Vincent


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