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    Coralville Town Hall

    Now in it’s new location!

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    Johnson County Fair

    July 25 – 28

    Come See Us!

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    2016 Barn Tour

    September 10 at 8:30am
    Tour to Heartland Acres

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    Picnic at Plum Grove

    Pack a picnic and enjoy the charms of Plum Grove! Last Sunday of each month this summer.

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  • 1876 Coralville Schoolhouse

    1876 Schoolhouse

    See what a typical day in a one-room school from the 1870s would be like.

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  • Johnson County Poor Farm & Asylum

    Johnson County Poor Farm & Asylum

    The Johnson County Poor Farm is open for tours Tuesday through Friday by appointment.

    Please contact us at least two days in advance.

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    Be A Guest of the Past

    Teachers, students, and group leaders enjoy discovering their past at the 1876 Coralville Schoolhouse.

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Who We Are

A private, non-profit group committed to serving the public by furthering an appreciation of the historical and cultural heritage of the Johnson County community through education, preservation and interpretation.

Become a member today!


Wishlist

JCHS greatly appreciates the donations and support of our community and members. While we always need donations for operational support, we also have a few specific items that staff need for our day to day work and special events. If you are interested in making an in-kind contribution of any of the items listed below, please use our Contact form or call us at 319-351-5738.

  • 1870 Period Clothing
  • Pruning Shears and other landscaping tools
  • Snacks for upcoming exhibit openings and special events

Follow Us

Summer break isn't over yet... but in honor of the back-to-school season, the Coralville Schoolhouse will be open for drop-in visitors during the following times in the upcoming week. Come see the 1876 classroom and try out our historic recess games!
Friday 7/29 9:00am - 12:00pm
Tuesday 8/2 9:00am - 12:00pm
Wednesday 8/3 11:00am - 2:00pm
Thursday 8/4 9:00am - 12:00pm
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Summer break isnt over yet... but in honor of the back-to-school season, the Coralville Schoolhouse will be open for drop-in visitors during the following times in the upcoming week. Come see the 1876 classroom and try out our historic recess games!
Friday 7/29  9:00am - 12:00pm 
Tuesday 8/2 9:00am - 12:00pm
Wednesday 8/3 11:00am - 2:00pm 
Thursday 8/4 9:00am - 12:00pm

This Sunday is July's Picnic at Plum Grove event. Come bring your lunch and check out the house, tour the gardens, play some lawn games, and try the featured historic snack! ... See MoreSee Less

This Sunday is Julys Picnic at Plum Grove event. Come bring your lunch and check out the house, tour the gardens, play some lawn games, and try the featured historic snack!

Johnson County Historical Society added a new photo. ... See MoreSee Less

Upcoming Events

Sun 31

Picnic at Plum Grove

July 31 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Aug 28

Picnic at Plum Grove

August 28 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Sep 10

2016 Barn Tour

September 10 @ 8:30 am - 3:00 pm
Sep 25

Picnic at Plum Grove

September 25 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

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Museum Hours

  • Mondays: Closed
  • Tuesday - Saturday: 10:00am - 5:00pm
  • Sunday: 12:00pm - 5:00pm
  • Admission: $5/person, JCHS Members and children under 12 are FREE
    Price includes free admission to the Antique Car Museum of Iowa
  • Group rates available

Plum Grove Hours

  • Memorial Day Weekend to Labor Day Weekend: Wednesday-Sunday - 1:00pm - 5:00pm
  • After Labor Day Weekend to October 31st: Saturday-Sunday - 1:00pm - 5:00pm
  • Free admission
  • To arrange a group tour please call (319) 351-5738 or email at least two days in advance.

Schoolhouse Hours

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

Poor Farm Hours

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

Coralville Town Hall Hours

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