Brucemore announces plans for re-opening

By CBJ News Staff

Brucemore, a historic site and cultural center in Cedar Rapids, has released its plans for re-opening after being closed since mid-March. There will be new opportunities to experience the 26-acre site starting this month.

“We are eager to welcome visitors back to Brucemore after being closed due to the pandemic since mid-March,” Director of Community Engagement Tara Richards stated in a release. “For nearly 40 years we have been a destination with summertime activities on a weekly basis. Our staff has been working to reimagine how we can share the site during this time. The sprawling gardens and grounds provide us a unique opportunity to invite people to gather in a public setting with friends and family.”

For the first time, guests will have the chance to schedule their own private, personalized tour outdoors on the estate. In addition, several events are being planned for the months ahead. On July 25, Art in the Garden returns as Brucemore partners with Iowa Ceramics Center and Glass Studio for an outdoor ceramics workshop. In August, area musicians will perform in Brucemore’s courtyard. Each program will have limited capacity and require advance ticketing to allow staff to plan appropriately. Each program will incorporate spatial distancing and have a custom mitigation strategy to ensure the safety of all participants, audience members, and staff. 

Learn more about these programs, Brucemore’s coronavirus response and more at CBJ