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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.

    The last Picnic at Plum Grove event is September 25th — don’t miss out!

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  • St. Mary's Newport Church Cemetery Walk

    Cemetery Walk

    October 9, 2016
    St. Mary’s Newport Church

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    Coralville Old Town Hall

    Now in it’s new location — 407 5th Street!

    Available for event rentals as well as open for tours by appointment.

     

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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.

    Open for tours by appointment. Please contact us at least two days in advance.

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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

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Upcoming Events

Oct 09

2016 Annual Cemetery Walk

October 9 @ 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Oct 22

Pumpkin Party

October 22 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Poor Farm & Asylum Iowa City
Nov 13

JCHS Annual Meeting

November 13 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Dec 10

Aisle of Lights

December 10 @ 12:00 pm - December 11 @ 5:00 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.
  • Johnson County Poor Farm and Asylum
  • West of 4515 Melrose Avenue
  • Iowa City, IA 52246

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.