Previous special exhibits
Our past special exhibits gave a glimpse into the range of topics that are part of the Brucemore story:
- Unsinkable Stories: 100 Years Later shared the tales of Walter and Mahala Douglas, descendents of the Douglas family, and other Iowans aboard the Titanic.
- Iowa Manufacturing: A Family Portrait told the story of Howard Hall's company through industrial photographs by Torkel Korling.
- Visions and Vistas documented the Country Estate phenomenon and its impact on the development of Brucemore.
- The World Comes Home explored mid-century life after soldiers returned from World War II and ushered in a new era of prosperity.
- Animal House provided an interactive way for families to learn about the history of animals at Brucemore.
- Building a Community One Brick at a Time celebrated the 50th anniversary of the Hall-Perrine Foundation.
- Homes Away From Home: On Vacation allowed visitors to explore the vacation homes of the Douglases and the Halls.
- Keeping the History, Welcoming the Future documented Brucemore's more recent history as a National Trust Historic Site and community cultural center.
- Through the Eyes of Children: Growing Up During the Early 1900s addressed the experiences of the three Douglas girls and their peers.
- Industry Booms: Fortune and Misfortune for Douglas & Company looked at the company's success and a tragic explosion that occurred in 1919.
- Help Wanted: Working at Brucemore, 1907 - 1937 placed the experiences of the Douglases and their servants into national contexts of the time period.
- A Home in History: Brucemore 1884 - 2000 explored changes to the estate's changing built environment.