As a result of partnerships with two local Questers groups, the Historical Society moved the Little Red Schoolhouse and the Behrens-Rapp Station to Sturgis Park in 1987 and 1993, respectively. These historic structures now fill out Cedar Falls’ Historic Museum District and help preserve and share the rich stories of Cedar Falls.
As in its early years, however, the Cedar Falls Historical Society remains much more than the sum of its museums and buildings. Children experience a one-room schoolhouse education each summer at the Little Red Schoolhouse; individuals research their ties to Cedar Falls in our extensive archive and library; families make a tradition of visiting our house museum during Sturgis Falls; school groups learn about early Cedar Falls industry at the Ice House Museum; and members exchange stories about the families, homes, businesses, and community organizations that have made Cedar Falls what it is today.
With the continued support of our volunteers, donors, and members, the Cedar Falls Historical Society looks forward to continuing to keep our heritage alive well beyond our fifty-five years.