Help us celebrate our 50th Anniversary by becoming a member today!
The Johnson County Historical Society is celebrating its 50th anniversary! We are looking toward a very bright future of continuing our mission and we need your support. Become a member today and help us preserve our history!
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.
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
Because of the governmental request to stop large gatherings and concerns over the spread of the coronavirus in Johnson County, our April events have been postponed. That means the East Frisian Tea Party and the Huebinger Lecture are suspended until further notice. I'll continue to post updates as we have them. Till then, stay safe out there, everyone! ... See MoreSee Less
You're all correct! Although the other two options are fun, the answer is "B," the American Cream. According to the Livestock Conservancy, the American Cream was developed from one mare in the early 1900s who consistently birthed cream foals. The American Cream has a low population that was endangered further by the Great Depression and the mechanization of farming. The breed saw a small revival in the 80s when it was confirmed by a geneticist that the horse is a "distinct population" of horse breed. If you're interested, visit livestockconservancy.org/index.php/heritage/internal/americancream to learn more. The population sits today at about 250 horses.
B. And they have some at Colonial Williamsburg in VA.