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  • Brucemore Announces 2024 Events & Tours 

    Brucemore is excited to announce our event and tour schedule for 2024! This will include the return of beloved programs, along with the introduction of new events, that will give…

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  • Brucemore Nears Completion on Multi-Year Preservation Project

    Brucemore is nearing completion of a multi-year preservation project on the exterior of the 1886 mansion. The final process has begun to reinstall the metal roof crests that were original…

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  • No Damage Sustained After Fire Alarm

    8/22/2023 Update: Brucemore will reopen for tours on Wednesday, August 23. We have been cleared to safely allow visitors inside the mansion. While we are working to complete the cleaning…

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    Brucemore Artisan Studio Performs at Filoli

    Brucemore recently enjoyed the opportunity to partner with Filoli, a fellow site of the National Trust for Historic Preservation in Woodside, California, for a one-of-a-kind performance. On August 9, participants…

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  • Brucemore Recognized in Excellence in Iowa History Awards

    Brucemore received statewide recognition at the annual Excellence in Iowa History Awards presented by the State Historic Society of Iowa Board of Trustees. On June 14, CEO David Janssen traveled…

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  • Brucemore Hosts National Trust for Historic Preservation Site Directors

    From April 24 to 27 Brucemore hosted the spring meeting of directors of the 27 National Trust for Historic Preservation sites. During their visit, the site directors had the opportunity…

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  • photo of Brucemore staff at the Governor's Arts Award ceremony

    Brucemore Receives Iowa Arts Champion Award

    Brucemore was honored with the Arts Champion Award during the 2023 Governor’s Arts Award ceremony on Wednesday, March 1 at the State Historic Society of Iowa. The Governor’s Arts Awards…

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  • Brucemore Plants 400 Trees as Part of Landscape Restoration

    Brucemore planted 400 trees and understory shrubs in the three-acre wooded area of the property earlier this month. This completes phase I of a multi-year effort to restore the nationally…

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  • Brucemore’s 2022 Holiday Season

    We are excited to welcome you back to Brucemore for the holidays! Voted a USA Today Top 10 Best Historic Holiday Home in 2019 and 2021, the holidays at Brucemore are a festive tradition that you don’t want to miss!

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  • Brucemore Awarded Historical Tax Credit

    Brucemore was awarded $592,296 through the Historic Preservation Tax Credit Program by the Iowa Economic Development Authority (IEDA) in August to support derecho recovery efforts. The estate sustained $3 million…

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