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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Ever wondered how the Earl married an American lady, instead of an English aristocratic lady? Who were the Dollar Duchesses who married into European Aristocracy. Why were these young American women coming to England? Who were the English m’lords who were looking to the States for brides? How did they meet? Who made the glorious gowns? The Granger House Victorian Museum’s own Lady with the Dirt will be on hand to show YOU how to land an English Lord!
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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. Pick ups may be made during business hours on Saturdays or Sundays 1-4pm unless otherwise advised. Email firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
All shirts have a picture of The Granger House Victorian Museum on the back and our name on the front left chest.
The red shirts are the only ones that say "Got Ghosts" on the back.
Shirts come in white, yellow, Kelly green, and red. 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.