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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The Underground Railroad is responsible for saving thousands of lives- reportedly between 40,000 and 100,000. This network of homes and other safe havens, committed to freeing enslaved African Americans, stretched from the very furthest reaches of Massachusetts all the way to the Western part of Iowa. Yes, you read that right- Iowa was involved in the Underground Railroad! The Granger House will be welcoming our friend Loree, a Maronite with family ties to one of the homes that made freedom possible for so many, to share stories of this heroic effort.
On average, 24 people per minute are victims of rape, physical violence or stalking by an intimate partner in the United States — more than 12 million women and men over the course of a year. And while attacks on men and women by a stranger (or somebody where a relationship is unknown) are down considerably over the last 50 years, the risk still remains.
So what are you doing to protect yourself?
What are you doing to protect your family?
Damsel in Defense, a company whose mission is to equip, empower, and educate women to protect themselves and their families, wants to make sure you're prepared. Angie Williams, a Damsel in Defense Mentor, will be joining us to share some startling information, but more importantly some education and equipment that can help keep you safe! And because The Granger House is committed to improving the lives of those in our community, this event is free for everybody- men and women. If you'd like to preview Damsel in Defenses's products and information, you can go to https://www.mydamselpro.net/ANGIEWILLIAMS/.
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.
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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.)
Benefactors will receive all that a regular membership entails plus a Granger House gift.
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.
We can't wait to see you at The Granger House!
970 Tenth Street, Marion, IA 52302, US
(319) 377-6672 *This phone is not checked daily.