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
Charles Rollin Keyes helped map the soils and bedrock of southeast Iowa. He and Calvin were founders of the Iowa Geological Survey.
Quite a difference in opinion today! The answer is..."C!" Samuel Calvin is a solid guess, but in Geology of Johnson County he himself recognized Dr. Owen as the first geologist to publish any research. You can find the work online at https://ir.uiowa.edu/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?referer=https://www.google.com/&httpsredir=1&article=1335&context=igsar. Check out page 37 for the quote.