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
I seemed to have missed updating this question. Sorry for the late answer! The answer is "C." Before Quaker Oats gained popularity at the turn of the 20th century, most of the western world relegated oats as feed for livestock. A father and son duo from Canada by the name of Stuart settled in Cedar Rapids and went about making local, national, and global history. Even though the Stuart family wasn't Quaker, they purchased an ailing oat manufacturer because they trademarked the name "Quaker Oats." Quakers had a reputation for honesty and good quality which the Stuarts (and the business partners they gained along the way) capitalized on.
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