Chalking Our Story: Commemorating 100 Years

When: Wed May 22
Where: Multiple Locations

Chalking-Our-Story-Image.jpgOn Wednesday, May 22, 2019, Brucemore, will commemorate the 100th anniversary of the Douglas Starch Works explosion with a community chalk project.

The Douglas Starch Works explosion was one of the worst industrial accidents in Iowa history. The explosion on May 22, 1919 caused damage across the city of Cedar Rapids, leveled portions of the Douglas Starch Works plant, and resulted in the death of 44 people.

Brucemore invites individuals and organizations to join us as we spread across the city on May 22 to mark in chalk the locations impacted by the explosion. To participate, send us an email to receive a chalking location and additional information. 

Learn more about the Douglas Starch Works explosion.