Summer Camp 2014

JCHS is now accepting registrations for summer camp. The Little School on the Prairie will be June 16-20. Flowers, Fossils, Birds, and Beyond will go from July 7-11. Tuition is $100 per child, per week. Children who register for both weeks get a $15 discount on the second week. Both camps will be held at the Coralville Schoolhouse. To register, call the JCHS office at 319-351-5738 or email 

Upcoming Dates at JCHS

May 25: Plum Grove Opening, 1-5pm

June 1: Tiffin Community Fund and Springmier Community Library's

Oak Hill Cemetery Walk (Tiffin) 2pm

June 16-20: Little School on the Prairie, 1-5pm

July 7-11: Flowers, Fossils, Birds and Beyond, 1-5pm

July 21-24: Johnson County Fair

August 16: Barn Tour, 9am

October 11: Annual Meeting, TBD

October 26: Cemetery Walk, TBD

Dec 7: Aisle of Lights, 1-4pm

   *Seasonal Updates*
Plum Grove and the Johnson County Poor Farm have been closed for the winter season. The Poor Farm will open again in spring as weather allows, and Plum Grove will re-open on Memorial Day weekend.


Have any questions about what's going on at JCHS? Call (319) 351-5738 or email us



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Museum hours

Johnson County Historical Society Museum

860 Quarry Road, Coralville, IA 52241

Monday:  Closed

Tuesday-Saturday: 10 a.m - 5 p.m.

Sunday: Noon- 5 p.m.

Admission* :  $5 per visitor  -  which includes admission to the Antique Car Museum of Iowa

                     JCHS members: Free

                     Under 12: Free


Group rates are $4 per person for groups over ten. To schedule a group tour (self-guided) please call (319) 351-5738.


plum grove historic home

1030 Carroll Street, Iowa City, IA 52240

Memorial Day Weekend to Labor Day Weekend: Wednesday-Sunday from 1:00-5:00 p.m.

After Labor Day Weekend to October 31st: Saturday-Sunday from 1:00-5:00 p.m.  

Free admission

To arrange a group tour please call (319) 351-5738 or email. (Please contact us at least 2 days in advance to schedule a tour)


1876 Coralville schoolhouse

310 5th Street, Coralville, IA 52241

Open by appointment only.  Please call (319) 351-5738 to schedule a tour. (Please contact us at least 2 days in advance to schedule a tour)


1855 johnson county poor farm & asylum

Corner of Melrose and Slothower Ave. (just west of Hwy. 218), Iowa City, IA

Open by appointment only.  Please call (319) 351-5738 to schedule a tour. (Please contact us at least 2 days in advance to schedule a tour)