Welcome to the Friends of Ushers Ferry

A growing group of individuals dedicated to the preservation and growth of Ushers Ferry Historical Village.


The village, part of the City of Cedar Rapids Parks and Recreation Department, preserves the history of early Cedar Rapids in the early 1900s while providing an enjoyable, quiet and relaxed atmosphere for historical renactments and interpretations as well as several other events, such as musical concerts, kids celebrations and private parties. Click here to visit the Ushers Ferry Village site. 


The Friends of Ushers Ferry is a separate 501 (c) (3) organization, operated by a private board that is working to grow interest and financial support so future generations of eastern Iowans can come to enjoy the village.



Our Mission:

To develop and implement plans to attract financial and in-kind resources to sustain and expand Ushers Ferry Historic Village as a regional attraction.


Our History: 

Friends of Ushers Ferry was conceived in 2007, but did not become fully functional until after the flood of 2008 which destroyed most of the 30+ buildings at the Ushers Ferry Historic Village site.  Anticipating recovery and funding of recovery would be slow, FOUF began activities to acquire 501 (c) (3) status with a three-member board.  Our 501 (c) (3) status was obtained in May, 2009. 



Ushers Ferry Harvest Festival

When: Sunday, September 18, 1-4pm

Where: Ushers Ferry Village - 5925 Seminole Valley Trail NE, Cedar Rapids

Enjoy an afternoon full of fun! Free popcorn, lemonade, Laura Ingalss Wilder activities, scarecrow face painting, historical games, hayrack rides, photo booth, historic buildings to tour, storytelling, cooking demonstrations and so much more!

 $6/person or $25/group of 5 or more  



Help Support Ushers Ferry Historic Village! Click HERE to Donate Now!