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
That's a wrap on our Saving Brinton World Premiere extravaganza—an amazing weekend at AFI Docs! Two sold-out shows, hundreds of enthusiastic cinephiles and documentary lovers, hand-cranked movies in the lobby, so many wonderful new friends, great initial reviews and Brinton's name back in lights after over 100 years. Enjoy some photos from the weekend while we get some rest. ... See MoreSee Less
If you can’t make it to the State Historical Museum of Iowa in Des Moines, why not let it come to you? That’s exactly what will happen on June 21st-25th when the State Historical Society of Iowa’s new “Iowa History 101” traveling museum will be in Iowa City sharing the stories of Iowa’s past and showcasing some of the artifacts from the museum’s collection. Stop by Plum Grove Historic House this Wednesday-Sunday between 1-5 pm (10-5 pm on Sunday) to check it out! ... See MoreSee Less
Explore Iowa’s natural history and learn how to conserve for the future with hands-on activities! Guest speakers will discuss nature-themed topics throughout the week. Campers will discover the natural world in a new way while enjoying games and crafts at the 1876 Coralville Schoolhouse.