• 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 its new location — 407 5th Street!

    Available for event rentals.

    Open hours every Saturday from 3-5 p.m.

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

     

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  • Johnson County Historic Poor Farm

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

    Please contact us at least two business days in advance.

    Visit

  • Plum Grove Historic Home

    Visit the home of Robert Lucas, the first Territorial Governor of Iowa. Open from Memorial Day to the end of October.

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  • 1876 Coralville Schoolhouse

    See what a typical day was like in a one-room school from the 1870s.

    Open hours every Saturday from 3-5 p.m.

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

    Visit

  • 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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Upcoming Events

Apr 28

Czech Tea Party

April 28 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
May 26

Season Opening of Plum Grove

May 26 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
May 29

Irving Weber Days: All In One Room

May 29 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Jun 24

All In One Room, by Franklin L. Yoder

All In One Room

Work on the book about one-room schools in Johnson County is complete! Order your copy today!

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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 hours every Saturday from 3:00pm - 5:00pm. Also available by appointment.
  • Please call (319) 351-5738 at least two business days in advance to schedule a tour.
  • Johnson County Historic Poor Farm
  • 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 Street
  • Coralville, IA 52241

Coralville Old Town Hall Hours

  • Open hours every Saturday from 3:00pm - 5:00pm. Also available by appointment.
  • Please call (319) 351-5738 at least two business days in advance to schedule a tour.