What's New at Brucemore

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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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  • Vote for Brucemore in National Competition

    Brucemore, Iowa’s only National Trust Historic Site, is in the running for the top 10 “Best Holiday Historic Home Tours” across the country in USA Today’s 10Best Readers’ Choice Awards.…

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  • The Holidays At Brucemore

    Celebrate the majesty of the holiday season with a visit to Brucemore. Recognized as one of the top historic home holiday tours by USA Today in 2019, a visit to…

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  • Home is Where Your Books Are: A Virtual Exhibit

    The Library is one of Brucemore’s most recognizable rooms. Located across the Great Hall from the Study, the room served as a formal family room during the Douglas era. The…

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