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
Interested in local history? Want to learn more and share it with others? We are looking for volunteer tour guides to share the history of the Plum Grove Historic Home, the former residence of Iowa’s First Territorial Governor, Robert Lucas. The fully furnished home was built in 1844 and was originally a country home. Now located in the middle of Iowa City, Plum Grove is open for tours Wednesday-Sunday from 1-5pm, Memorial Day through Labor Day with weekend hours through the end of October. Tour guides, after training, sign up for work days based on their own availability. If interested email Alex at email@example.com or call JCHS at 319-351-5738! ... See MoreSee Less