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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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  • Brucemore Installing a Geothermal HVAC System

    The landscape remains open and new tours are being offered while the mansion is closed Brucemore will be the second site owned by the National Trust for Historic Preservation in…

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  • Brucemore Completes Phase IV of Mansion Envelope Project

    Brucemore, a nationally significant historic site located in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, completed Phase IV of the Mansion Envelope Restoration Project. Over the last year, contractors stabilized the north façades of…

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  • New Members Elected to Board of Trustees

    Brucemore inspires community interaction through history, preservation, and the arts. The nationally significant historic site and cultural hub is a privately owned by a 501(c)3 non-profit, locally operated by a…

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  • Derecho Recovery: Conserving Statuary and Gates

    The August 10, 2020 derecho caused devastation across the Brucemore estate. Brucemore’s historic gates and outdoor statuary did not escape the wrath of the storm, but soon they will be…

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  • 40 Years of Brucemore: Rarely Seen Items from Brucemore’s Collection

    Since Brucemore opened its doors as a historic house museum and community cultural center in 1981, over a million people have come to the site to take a tour of…

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  • Home for the Holidays: Virtual Artifact Exhibit

    In December 1906, the Douglas family moved to Brucemore, an 1880s estate in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. With them, the family brought their own traditions and celebrations which influenced the way…

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  • Brucemore Recognized Nationally as Top 10 Historic Holiday Home Tour

    Brucemore, Iowa’s only National Trust Historic Site, has been recognized as one of the top 10 “Best Holiday Historic Home Tours” across the country in USA Today’s 10Best Readers’ Choice…

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