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
American cricket historian Tom Melville will be at Plum Grove Historic House on Sunday, May 28th for our Plum Grove Season Opening celebration. Stop by from 1-4:30 to play this fun game of yesteryear! Other activities include tours of the historic home and treats provided by the Historic Foodies of Iowa City. Make plans to join us this Memorial Day weekend!
Saving Brinton, a documentary (co-directed by FilmScene's Andrew Sherburne) will premiere in June at American Film Institute's Docs Film Festival!
The documentary follows a Washington, IA teacher as he saves an exceptionally-rare collection of film history.
Brinton Silent Film Project, live at the Englert on May 19, will showcase several of the collection's silent films. Featuring live accompaniment by Red Cedar Chamber Music, this is a can't-miss for cinephiles. Tickets are $16 - $22, available at the Englert Box Office or online at: bit.ly/BrintonIC