The Caspe Heritage Gallery and The Bucksbaum Fine Arts Wing were donated by Mary Bucksbaum Scanlan in memory of her father Martin Bucksbaum.  It is located at 33158 Ute Avenue in Waukee, and is part of The Caspe Terrace.  The gallery is handicap accessible.  The Bucksbaum auditorium seats over 130 and provides a lovely space for films, speakers and live presentations.


Since opening at the Caspe Terrace in 2003, the IJHS has also sponsored a traveling exhibit, "Far from Hitler: The Scattergood Hostel for European Refugees" in 2004 at the Caspe Terrace.  The exhibit then traveled to two other destinations in the state.

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As we celebrate nearly 200 years of Jewish life in Iowa, your support of the Iowa Jewish Historical Society can make a very real difference. Without your help and financial support, the stories of Jewish life in Iowa and the documents and artifacts that we preserve could be lost to future generations. Your tax-deductible membership enables us to continue this important work. Members are crucial to the Iowa Jewish Historical Society’s success.

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