Listed on the National Register of Historic Places and a wonderful example of Victorian Italianate architecture, The Granger House Victorian Museum is the only restored middle-class family home in the Cedar Rapids area. Occupied by a single family for nearly 100 years, the house contains many of its original furnishings and is arranged to reflect the lifestyle of a successful, late 19th-century middle-class family.
The Granger House Victorian Museum offers weekly tours, frequent programs, and several community outreach opportunities.
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WTF Paranormal Investigations team has investigated The Granger House on several occasions and is eager to share their stories and evidence. This group takes a more science-minded approach to their investigations and want to share with you why they think The Granger House just might be haunted! (John Black, WTF member, will also have copies of his latest book, "Leaps of Faith" available for purchase and signing.)
Have you ever wondered what inspired the creator of your favorite scary movie? From classic horror flicks such as The Exorcist to modern day films like The Strangers, many of these stories have an even stranger true tale behind them. Ripped from the headlines of newspapers all over the world, sometimes reality can be scarier than the fiction it inspires.
What better way to celebrate the Halloween season than by joining members of The Granger House paranormal team on an investigation of the house?! Space is limited to 20 people and spots will go fast!
Pre-registration is required.
(Equipment will be provided but those wishing to bring their own are encouraged to do so.)
"A dark secret slowly unravels when a wine cabinet sells at an estate sale in Oregon. It is soon sold and resold on eBay's Internet auction, and each new owner becomes desperate to get rid of the box along with the health problems, accidents, or death they claim came with it." This sounds like the storyline for a Hollywood movie but it's actually the details surrounding Jason Haxton's real life encounter with what has become known as the dibbuk box. You won't want to miss hearing Jason's strange story of how this box turned his life upside down!
Jason will also have copies of his book, "The Dibbuk Box", available for purchase and signing.
Ann Rogers will wrap up this year's Something Wicked series with tales of grave robbing. For ages stories have been told of men ravaging the graves of those deceased for all sorts of reasons. Ann will share some of these grizzly tales with those brave enough to hear them.
Want to join us in making a difference? We're raising money to renovate the roof on The Granger House Victorian Museum, and any donation will help make an impact.
The project involves restoring the cedar-shingle roofs of the Granger House Victorian Museum and accompanying Carriage House. Both are progressively deteriorating, which places these historic structures – both of which are on the National Register of Historic Places – at risk. Repair and restoration will strictly follow the US Secretary of Interior Standards and Guidelines for Historic Preservation.
This preservation project also allows us to continue our mission: "We exist to engage the community and to make Iowa’s past relevant to its present". We also strive to promote heritage tourism, by preserving a unique example of Midwestern middle-class family life in the 19th Century. By restoring the roofs, we also preserve the materials, and the craftsmanship, that created this community generations ago.
Thank you in advance for your contribution to this cause that means so much to us at The Granger House.
All merchandise is pick up only. Pickups may be made during business hours on Saturdays or Sundays 1-4 pm unless otherwise advised. Email email@example.com for questions.
Ever wonder what childhood was like during the Victorian era? This book does an excellent job describing what kids were up to "way back then'. These make a great gift for young and old alike.
These are 100% real leather key tags that commemorate The Granger House Victorian Museum and the year of its establishment- 1848.
We also carry our new laser-etched key chains.
All shirts have a picture of The Granger House Victorian Museum on the back and our name on the front left chest. Shirts come in white, yellow, green, blue, and grey.
The "Got Ghosts" shirts come in red, green, blue, grey, and purple.
All sizes are adult and range from S-XXL (Additional cost of $2.50 for XXL shirts and larger.)
Gettysburg is widely considered to be the turning point of the Civil War and one of the most epic clashes of arms in all of military history, from the legendary stand of Joshua Chamberlain to the disastrous Pickett's Charge on the battle’s third and final day. In this installment in the Battle Briefings series, Thomas Flagel, a Granger House Board member, provides an accessible and informative introduction to the battle.
Becoming a member of The Granger House Victorian Museum in Marion helps us meet our mission, maintain important landmark buildings, and provide interesting and informative exhibits, programs, and activities. Your support is crucial to our success.
Some of the benefits of being a member include unlimited regular tours of the house, discounted admission to many of our programs, an invitation to the members-only event, and access to the Granger House Annual General Meeting.
Family Memberships require a list of immediate family members who would be taking advantage of the membership. There is a limit of 5 persons unless otherwise approved. (This membership is for immediate family members only and should not be used for extended family including grandparents, cousins, aunts, uncles, etc.)
Investigations are $150 for the first five people and $30/person after that.
All minors (under 18 years of age) must be accompanied by an adult.
Participants will be required to sign a waiver prior to investigating.