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    Meskwaki Fingerweaving Workshop

    Join Mary Young Bear for this unique opportunity on April 30th.

    Cost is $10 and space is limited.

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  • Plum Grove Season Opening

    Plum Grove Season Opening

    May 29, 2016 – Free!

    • Musical entertainment and appearance by Abraham Lincoln
    • Open 1pm – 5pm
    • Activities 2pm – 4pm

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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.

    Visit

  • 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

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Butler's Capitol is referred to frequently in early Iowa City history. What was it?
A. A bank
B. The home of Walter Butler near the present day Butler Bridge over the Iowa River enroute to River Heights.
C. An early Iowa City hotel
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Attention: Due to a last minute emergency, today's finger weaving workshop is cancelled. JCHS apologizes for any inconveniences this may cause. We hope to reschedule this event in the near future. Thank you for understanding. Any questions, please call our office. ... See MoreSee Less

A special thank you to Hills Bank and Trust Company for hosting and inviting JCHS to such an incredible luncheon. The presentation by Sean Ulmer from Cedar Rapids Museum of Art on Grant Wood and Marvin Cone was exceptional! ... See MoreSee Less

A special thank you to Hills Bank and Trust Company for hosting and inviting JCHS to such an incredible luncheon. The presentation by Sean Ulmer from Cedar Rapids Museum of Art on Grant Wood and Marvin Cone was exceptional!

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Upcoming Events

Sun 29

Plum Grove Season Opening

May 29 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Mon 20

Little School on the Prairie Summer Camp

June 20 @ 1:00 pm - June 24 @ 5:00 pm
Sun 26

Picnic at Plum Grove

June 26 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Sun 31

Picnic at Plum Grove

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

Picnic at Plum Grove

August 28 @ 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.