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May 2017
Free

Plum Grove Season Opening

May 28 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Plum Grove Historic Home, 1030 Carroll St.
Iowa City, IA 52240 United States
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Join us in celebrating this year's season opening of Plum Grove Historic Home! Visitors will explore the home of Iowa’s first Territorial Governor, view Plum Grove's vegetable and flower gardens, and enjoy treats provided by the Historic Foodies of Iowa City. "PLAY BALL!" the early Iowa way: Participants at this year’s Plum Grove Season Opening will also have an opportunity to partake in a 19th-century style game of American cricket. Historian Tom Melville will conduct short, informal cricket games from…

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June 2017
$100

Summer Camp: Little School on the Prairie

June 12 @ 1:00 pm - June 16 @ 5:00 pm
1876 Coralville Schoolhouse, 310 5th St.
Coralville, IA 52241 United States
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Come experience the life of an 1876 Johnson County student in the Coralville schoolhouse! Campers are invited to dress in period clothing while they participate in lessons, crafts, and outdoor activities that follow the 1876 theme. This program is supported in part by a grant from the Community Foundation of Johnson County. Dates: June 12 - 16, 1pm - 5pm Ages:  entering grades 2 - 6 in fall 2017 Registration Options:  Space is limited so be sure to register early!…

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Free

Iowa History 101 Mobile Museum

June 21 @ 1:00 pm - June 25 @ 5:00 pm
Plum Grove Historic Home, 1030 Carroll St.
Iowa City, IA 52240 United States
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Iowa History 101 Mobile Museum will visit Plum Grove Historic Home! Iowans share a fascination with being Iowan. But what does it really mean to be Iowan? Individuals will have a chance to explore the history of Iowans at home, work and play when visiting The Iowa History 101 mobile museum provided by the State Historical Society of Iowa. This mobile exhibit, which unpacks the stories of Iowa’s past with dozens of artifacts from the State Historical Museum of Iowa’s collection, will…

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Free

Lucas Farms History Day and Project GREEN Garden Tour

June 25 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Plum Grove Historic Home, 1030 Carroll St.
Iowa City, IA 52240 United States
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Come celebrate Lucas Farms Neighborhood History featuring these tentative events : Historical activities at Plum Grove Historic Site, home of Iowa's first territorial governor, Pony Rides and kids activities at Iowa City Assembly Church/ Highland Ave. Park, Project Green's annual garden tour, featuring Lucas Farms gardens, "Tour De Farms" bike ride, and arts activities along Yewell Street, named after Iowa City's most historic artist, George Yewell.

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$100

Summer Camp: Fossils, Flowers, Birds, and Beyond

June 26 @ 1:00 pm - June 30 @ 5:00 pm
1876 Coralville Schoolhouse, 310 5th St.
Coralville, IA 52241 United States
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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. This program is supported in part by a grant from the Community Foundation of Johnson County. Dates: June 26 - 30, 1pm - 5pm Ages:  entering grades 2 - 6 in fall 2017 Registration Options:  Space…

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July 2017
Free

JCHS at the 2017 Johnson County Fair

July 24 @ 12:00 am - July 27 @ 12:00 am
Johnson County Fairgrounds, 4265 Oak Crest Hill Rd SE
Iowa City, IA 52246 United States
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Free

Picnic at Plum Grove

July 30 @ 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Plum Grove Historic Home, 1030 Carroll St.
Iowa City, IA 52240 United States
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Pack a picnic and enjoy the charms of Plum Grove! Learn about Iowa history while touring Plum Grove Historic Home. Play some pioneer lawn games and savor a snack provided by the Historic Foodies of Iowa City. Date: July 30th Time: 1:30-4:30 PM Location: 1030 Carroll St. Iowa City, Iowa This event is free and open to the public. Questions? Call 319-351-5738

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August 2017

Master Gardeners Annual Tomato Taste

August 27 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Plum Grove Historic Home, 1030 Carroll St.
Iowa City, IA 52240 United States
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Johnson County Master Gardeners will host its fifth annual Tomato Taste. The public is invited to attend and taste red, orange, green, yellow, striped and even blue tomatoes. Held outdoors under the historic Plum Grove oak trees. Tasting will begin at 1 p.m. Participants will learn the latest information on tomato nutrition, saving seed and growing tomatoes. Plum Grove Historic Home will be open to tour during this event.

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October 2017
Free

Annual Cemetery Walk

October 15 @ 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Saint James Old Cemetery, 900 N Summit St
Iowa City, IA United States
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Take a guided walk among the tombstones and hear stories of local citizens from bygone days. Emerging from the night in period costumes, actors will tell the tales of some of Sanint Joseph's finest residents!   **Johnson County Historical Society is looking for volunteers (college age and older) to help retell the stories of local citizens within the cemetery. We have all the information gathered, we just need individuals to present it. Interested? Contact Alyssa for more information at alyssa@johnsoncountyhistory.org.

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Free

TAKO Pumpkin Carving Party

October 21 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Poor Farm & Asylum, 4811 Melrose Ave
Iowa City, IA 52246 United States
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More details to come!

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