• Holiday Open House

    Check out the Sled and Children’s Riding Toy exhibit during the Coralville Old Town Hall’s Holiday Open House!

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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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  • Coralville Old Town Hall

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

    Available for event rentals and open for tours by appointment. Please contact us at least two business days in advance for tours.

     

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  • Johnson County Poor Farm & Asylum

    The Johnson County Poor Farm & Asylum is open for tours by appointment.

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

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  • Plum Grove Historic Home

    Visit the home of Robert Lucas, the first Territorial Governor of Iowa. Now open for the season!

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  • 1876 Coralville 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 business days in advance.

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  • 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!

     

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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!


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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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Johnson County Historical Society

I was delighted to meet Alexandra Drehman, Executive Director of the Johnson County Historical Society at the 50th Anniversary of the Historical Society. Congrats to you, Alexandra and your team....I was so pleased to be a part of this celebration of Johnson County history! ... See MoreSee Less

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Johnson County Historical Society

Join us for the 11th annual celebration of the Winter season. Coralville WinterFest is an afternoon of free family fun. Entertainment, activities, and fun await in the Iowa River Landing.

Visit the Johnson County Historical Society for kids crafts, 19th Century printing press demonstration, and more!

For more information, visit: www.coralville.org/318/WinterFest

Coralville WinterFest (JCHS Activities)Jan 14, 1:00pmJohnson County Historical SocietyJoin us for the 11th annual celebration of the Winter season. Coralville WinterFest is an afternoon of free family fun. Entertainment, activities, and fun await in the Iowa River Landing.

Visit the Johnson County Historical Society for kids crafts, 19th Century printing press demonstration, and more!

For more information, visit: www.coralville.org/318/WinterFest
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Coralville WinterFest (JCHS Activities)

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Johnson County Historical Society

Show your support for Johnson County Historical Society by taking part in Community Night at Hudson’s Tap in Iowa City on February 7th! A portion of the proceeds will go towards Johnson County Historical Society’s efforts to educate, preserve, and interpret Johnson County’s history.

Hudson’s Tap is a neighborhood bar and restaurant on the southwest side of Iowa City. It is locally owned with a 100% made from scratch menu and 40 beers on tap! Come enjoy a meal at Hudson’s while supporting a local organization!

Community Night at Hudson'sFeb 7, 5:00pmHudson'sShow your support for Johnson County Historical Society by taking part in Community Night at Hudson’s Tap in Iowa City on February 7th! A portion of the proceeds will go towards Johnson County Historical Society’s efforts to educate, preserve, and interpret Johnson County’s history.

Hudson’s Tap is a neighborhood bar and restaurant on the southwest side of Iowa City. It is locally owned with a 100% made from scratch menu and 40 beers on tap! Come enjoy a meal at Hudson’s while supporting a local organization!
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Community Night at Hudsons

Upcoming Events

Dec 09
Dec 10

Coralville Aisle of Lights

December 10 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Jan 09

Big Grove for Good Night

January 9, 2018
Big Grove Brewery
Iowa City
Jan 14

Coralville Winterfest

January 14, 2018 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Feb 07

Community Night at Hudson’s

February 7, 2018 @ 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Hudson’s Tap
Iowa City

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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 Historic Home
  • 1030 Carroll Street
  • Iowa City, IA 52240

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 business days in advance.
  • 1876 Coralville Schoolhouse
  • 310 5th Street,
  • Coralville, IA 52241

Schoolhouse Hours

  • Open by appointment only.
  • Please call (319) 351-5738 at least two business 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 business days in advance to schedule a tour.
  • Coralville Old Town Hall
  • 407 5th St
  • Coralville, IA 52241

Coralville Old Town Hall Hours

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