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June 2018

Lucas Farms History Day (JCHS Activities)

June 24 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Plum Grove Historic Home, 1030 Carroll St.
Iowa City, IA 52240 United States
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July 2018

Taste of Plum Grove

July 11 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Plum Grove Historic Home, 1030 Carroll St.
Iowa City, IA 52240 United States
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Eat the fruits of the Johnson County Master Gardeners' labor. Sample an assortment of fruits, vegetables, and herbs from the 1850s historic garden of Friendly Lucas, wife of Gov. Robert Lucas.

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Picnic at Plum Grove

July 29 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 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! Visitors are encouraged to bring a sack lunch to enjoy on Plum Grove's beautiful back lawn. Summer picnics at Plum Grove that include: Garden tours Plum Grove tours Historical lawn games  

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August 2018

Barn Tour: Western Johnson County

August 11 @ 8:00 am - 2:00 pm

The annual Barn Tour is a half-day event spent touring Johnson County visiting old (and new!) barns. Learn the history of the barns and the farms on which they stand. Transportation is by hired motor coach and a catered lunch is provided. We have fun every year and we hope you'll come out to join us! To register for this event, please email admin@johnsoncountyhistory.org or call JCHS at (319) 351-5738. $40 for members; $45 for non-members. This year's lunch is…

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Tomato Taste at Plum Grove

August 26 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Plum Grove Historic Home, 1030 Carroll St.
Iowa City, IA 52240 United States
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Taste the luscious tomatoes that are grown and maintained by the Johnson County Master Gardeners. These sun-ripened tomatoes come straight from the historical 1850's garden of Friendly Lucas, wife of Iowa's first territorial governor.

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October 2018

Oakdale Sanatorium Lecture

October 7 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Johnson County Historical Society Museum, 860 Quarry Rd.
Coralville, IA 52241 United States

Kathy Fait presents her collected research on Oakdale Sanatorium. Learn about the history of medical knowledge and care in the 20th century. Specifically, as it applies to tuberculosis---a leading cause of death for the past 100+ years. Our presenter will touch on the history of Oakdale Sanatorium, the history of TB and its care, and the Oakdale community which was built around the care of TB patients.

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Hudson’s Community Night

October 10 @ 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Hudson’s Tap, 482 Highway 1 W
Iowa City, IA 52246 United States
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Eat at Hudson's on Wednesday the 10th and help keep Johnson County history alive! 10% of all proceeds will go to help the JCHS with collections care, event expenses, and other necessary costs of doing business. Thank you, Johnson County community, for your help and support.

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Cemetery Walk—POSTPONED until the 21st

October 21 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Ridgewood Cemetery, 2246 Scales Bend Rd. NE
North Liberty, IA 52317 United States
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Postponement: Due to the weather and how it has affected the cemetery, the 2018 Cemetery Walk has been postponed until the 21st of October. The Cemetery Walk is the perfect time to stretch your legs and learn about some little-known history of Johnson County. During this yearly event, visitors tour a Johnson Co. cemetery and learn the ins and outs of the lives of a select group of people who are buried there. This year's Walk will be held at…

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December 2018

Annual Celebration of History

December 1 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Radisson Conference Center Coralville – Iowa City, 1220 First Ave.
Coralville, IA 52241 United States
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You are cordially invited to the JCHS's Celebration of History. Join us for dinner, a silent auction, and the presentation of the Irving Weber award. Frank Yoder will talk about the country schools of Johnson County and his recently released book All in One Room which explores this topic in further detail. This event is open to the public. $45/JCHS member • $50/Non-member To RSVP, call JCHS at (319) 351-5738 or email admin@johnsoncountyhistory.org. Thank you to our event sponsors:

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Aisle of Lights (JCHS Activities)

December 9 @ 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Johnson County Historical Society Museum, 860 Quarry Rd.
Coralville, IA 52241 United States
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JCHS takes part in the annual luminary extravaganza this December. Visit Coralville to see the beautiful luminaries set up around town. Free admission to the Heritage Museum!

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