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Brucemore re-opening plans announced

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CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa (KWWL) — Re-opening plans have been announced for the historic and cultural center Brucemore. The site has been closed since mid-March.

“We are eager to welcome visitors back to Brucemore after being closed due to the pandemic since mid-March. 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.”

Tara Richards, Director of Community Engagement

It is stated that for the first time, visitors will have the opportunity to schedule their own private, personalized tour outside on the 26-acre estate. More events are being planned ahead:

  • Art in the Garden (July 25th) comes back as Brucemore partners with the Iowa Ceramics Center and Glass Studio for an outside ceramics workshop.
  • Talented local musicians will perform (August) comforting and familiar music in Brucemore's courtyard.

The programs will have limited capacity and requires ticketing in advance for staff to plan accordingly. Each program will have spatial distancing and a custom mitigation strategy. This is to ensure the safety of the audience, participants and staff.

For more information about these programs and Brucemore's COVID-19 response, please visit the Brucemore website.

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