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Family Story Time
Saturday, June 10, 10:00 - 11:30 am; Victorian Home
Hear fire-themed children’s stories from a member of Cedar Falls Fire Rescue, make a fun craft, try on fire-fighting gear, and play in our mini fire house. Free.

Fire Truck Show
Sunday, July 9, 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm; 3rd & Clay, Cedar Falls
Experience firefighting history as we surround Overman Park with fire trucks. Both vintage and modern trucks will show off their bells and whistles at this fun, family event. Free.

Search & Rescue on the Cedar
Sunday, July 9, 2:00 pm; Island Park, Cedar Falls
Members of Cedar Falls Fire Rescue will demonstrate how they locate, rescue, and recover individuals in wilderness areas and water. Free.

Museum Under the Moon: Firehouse Dog
Friday, August 4, 7:00 - 9:00 pm; Victorian Home
Stop by the Victorian Home & Carriage House Museum before Community Main Street's screening of Firehouse Dog for Movies Under the Moon in Overman Park. Enjoy hands-on fire-themed activities for all ages!

Fire Rescue Then and Now
Sunday, September 17, 2:00 pm; Victorian Home
A lot has changed in 150 years! Learn about the modernization of equipment and the changes in regulations and procedures from a member of Cedar Falls Fire Rescue. Free.

A Hot Time in the Old Town
Thursday, September 21; Downtown Cedar Falls
Explore the history of downtown Cedar Falls and discover how fire has shaped the district’s businesses and architecture. Watch for more details about this event in partnership with Cedar Falls Community Main Street.

Five Alarm Chili Cook-off
Saturday, November 4, 11:00 am - 2:00 pm; Cedar Falls Woman’s Club, 304 Clay St
Show off your chili-making skills or just attend and sample. Watch for more contest details and ticket information. Spots will be limited.

Exhibition and program series made possible by a grant from Wal-Mart, Cedar Falls

Past 2017 programs:

Exhibition Open House
Thursday, February 23, 4:00 - 6:00 pm; Victorian Home
Join us to celebrate 150 years of Cedar Falls Fire Rescue. See our new exhibition and enjoy light refreshments. Free.

Cabinet of Curiosities:
Candy Containers & Chocolate Delights

Sunday, March 26, 2:00 - 3:00 pm; Victorian Home
View our seasonal display of vintage candy container collectibles. Then hear Lisa Dailey from Chocolaterie Stam - Cedar Falls talk about chocolate and the Stam family’s chocolate and candy legacy. Sample some of these delightful treats. The event is free, but seating will be limited. To register, please call (319) 266-5149.

Tools of the Trade, Past to Present

Sunday, April 9, 2:00 pm; Victorian Home
Local hobbyist Felix Schumburg has built a unique collection of firefighting equipment from the past century and beyond. He’ll share his experiences as a collector, describe technological changes, and offer hands-on exploration of historic gear. Free.

* Events with red titles are part of our
Cedar Falls Fire Rescue series 
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