The process of renovating the Douglas Mansion has begun. On December 19 at 10 AM The History Center held a wall-breaking ceremony to celebrate meeting our fundraising goals for our Landmark and Legacy Capital Campaign and to kick off construction. Over 50 donors, volunteers, and community leaders gathered for the celebration. Construction will officially begin in early 2018 with a grand opening celebration projected for fall of 2018.
Coverage Round Up
- The Gazette: “Ceremonial ‘wall-breaking’ kicks off renovations at The History Center in Cedar Rapids”
- Little Village Magazine: “History Center kicks off remodeling of century-old Douglas Mansion in Cedar Rapids”
- KCRG TV-9: “History Center wall breaking”
- KCRG TV-9 “History Center begins restoration of Douglas Mansion”
- The Daily Iowan: “Historic home slotted to be preserved”
The History Center would like to sincerely thank all of the supporters who helped us to meet our goals to turn the Douglas Mansion into our new home. If you would like to learn more about the building, please visit the Douglas Mansion page on our website.