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June 2019

School Days Exhibit

June 4 @ 10:00 am - November 9 @ 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 1 @ 12:00 am - 12:30 am
IA 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. The official date, location, and time of this event has not been announced. Please check back later to stay updated.

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Aisle of Lights (JCHS Activities)

December 1 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Johnson County Historical Society Museum, 860 Quarry Rd.
Coralville, IA 52241 United States
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The Coralville Aisle of Lights is an annual winter event perfectly suited to the dreary weather. The brightly lit luminarias around the city give a warmth and friendliness in the cold. The JCHS will have crafts, baked goods, and hot cider for you and your family! This event is free and open to the public. The JCHS partners with the Antique Car Museum of Iowa to provide a reduced admission price for both museums on this special day. The date…

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January 2020

WinterFest (JCHS Activities)

January 1, 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. NOTE: the date and time of this event have not been set in stone and are subject to change. Stay tuned to this page or the City…

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