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June 2019

School Days Exhibit

June 4 @ 10:00 am - December 31 @ 5:00 pm
Johnson County Historical Society Museum, 860 Quarry Rd.
Coralville, IA 52241 United States
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This exhibit, crafted by freelance curator Doris E. Montag, showcases the everyday objects of One Room Schoolhouses. Included in the exhibit are games children played, pitch pipes, flashcards, and a collection of ink pots...and much more! A copy of Baldwin's Readers Eighth Year A peek at one side of the exhibit

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September 2019

Early Americana: Planting and Harvesting Corn by Hand (1850s-1930s) Exhibit

September 13, 2019 @ 10:00 am - February 18, 2020 @ 5:00 pm
Johnson County Historical Society Museum, 860 Quarry Rd.
Coralville, IA 52241 United States
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Early Americana: Planting and Harvesting Corn by Hand (1850s-1930s) This exhibit captures the time and tools between manually placing seeds into the ground and the high-tech mechanization of planting today. The early tools include grain seeders and hand corn planters with multiple mechanisms for release of the seeds. There is an extensive collection of husking pegs and husking hooks used when farmers hand-picked corn.  The collection will be on display through February 2020. These artifacts from an Iowan farmer, James…

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December 2019

Celebration of History

December 15 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Johnson County Historical Society Museum, 860 Quarry Rd.
Coralville, IA 52241 United States

Celebration of History is an event designed for the diverse members of the JCHS. Think of it as our State of the Union Address. If you don't go to anything else, go to this. There's always good food and a good time had by all. Mr. Paul Juhl is our speaker this year. He'll present his research on Frank Lloyd Wright, the famous architect, and discuss his new book The Iowa Angle: Frank Lloyd Wright. The Celebration of History will…

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January 2020

WinterFest (JCHS Activities)

January 12, 2020 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Johnson County Historical Society Museum, 860 Quarry Rd.
Coralville, IA 52241 United States
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This annual event in Coralville is a joy every year! Children, young and old, are invited to the River Landing to celebrate another blustery winter season. Held in just about every type of weather, the JCHS is participating by offering refreshments (often baked goods and hot cider) and a winter-themed craft for children.  

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April 2020

Tea Party and Musicale

April 19, 2020 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Johnson County Historical Society Museum, 860 Quarry Rd.
Coralville, IA 52241 United States
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May 2020

Plum Grove Season Opening Celebration

May 24, 2020 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Plum Grove Historic Home, 1030 Carroll St.
Iowa City, IA 52240 United States
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June 2020

Lucas Farms History Day (JCHS Activities)

June 27, 2020 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Plum Grove Historic Home, 1030 Carroll St.
Iowa City, IA 52240 United States
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