Community Investment: $1.3 million
Address: 55 12th Ave SE, Cedar Rapids
Description: Following renovations, museum staff moved back into the building in December 2008 and the museum reopened to the public in early 2009. All programming resumed in 2009. A new permanent exhibit titled "Endless Possibilities" replaced the former exhibit. This exhibit tells the story of Iowa's African American heritage. Currently the museum features a new changing exhibit called Western Africa, Before the Boats. Nearly all Cedar Rapids elementary schools visit the Museum on field trips.