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July 2017

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
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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

Barns and Brews of Johnson County

August 12 @ 8:30 am - 2:00 pm
Johnson County Historical Society Museum, 860 Quarry Rd.
Coralville, IA 52241 United States
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$45 - $50

Explore the agricultural and rural heritage of Johnson County by visiting local breweries and barn structures! The Johnson County Historical Society will host its annual Barn Tour Barns and Brews of Johnson County on August 12, 2017 from 8:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. The bus will depart at 8:30 a.m. from the Johnson County Historical Society’s Museum, 860 Quarry Road in Coralville, Iowa. This event is sponsored by Hills Bank & Trust Company. This year’s theme will explore breweries and barn structures of…

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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

Beyond the Grave: 2017 Cemetery Walk

October 15 @ 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Old Saint Joseph 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 Saint 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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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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Haunted Happenings: Downtown Iowa City

October 22 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Free

More details to come! Date may change. ****Johnson County Historical Society is looking for volunteers (college age and older) to guide/narrate the tours. We have all the information gathered, we just need individuals to present it. Interested in telling Iowa City's ghost stories? Contact Alyssa for more information at alyssa@johnsoncountyhistory.org  

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