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December 2019

Celebration of History

December 15, 2019 @ 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 @ 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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March 2020

Hy-Vee Giving Tag Program Recipient

March 31
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An event every day that begins at 12:00 am, repeating until March 31, 2020

Any Hy-Vee Store United States

The form to fill out at the Hy-Vee website. Quick and Easy! The Johnson County Historical Society was selected as the recipient of the Hy-Vee Giving Tag Program during the month of March. The Giving Tag is a year long fundraising opportunity to drive donations. With the Giving Tag, customers can support the community they call home by directing their $1 donation generated from the purchase of a $2.50 red My Heart Reusable Bag to the non-profit of their choice.…

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April 2020

POSTPONED: East Frisian Tea Party and Musicale

April 19 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Johnson County Historical Society Museum, 860 Quarry Rd.
Coralville, IA 52241 United States
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UPDATE: This event has been postponed because of the coronavirus outbreak. More information will follow when possible. This annual event will feature delicious German food researched and provided by the Iowa City Historic Foodies. East Frisia, a cultural region that spans northwestern Germany, has a particular style of drinking tea that is recognized by UNESCO as part of Germany's Intangible Cultural Heritage. The musicale will commence after the meal and will include lively music performed by a range of musicians,…

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POSTPONED: Atlases, Maps, and More: The Melchoir Huebinger Lecture

April 26 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Johnson County Historical Society Museum, 860 Quarry Rd.
Coralville, IA 52241 United States
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UPDATE: This event has been postponed because of the coronavirus outbreak. This event has been rescheduled for the 11th of October. This lecture, presented by Mike Flaherty, will provide a wealth of information about Melchoir Huebinger and his creation of the first Iowa road atlas. Melchoir Huebinger worked as a cartographer in the later part of the 1800s and the early 1900s. His work helped convince the nation that Iowa had "stepped out of the mud" and had new, modern…

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May 2020

POSTPONED: Plum Grove Season Opening Celebration

May 24 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Plum Grove Historic Home, 1030 Carroll St.
Iowa City, IA 52240 United States
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UPDATE: This event has been postponed because of the coronavirus outbreak. More information will follow when possible. This event is the perfect opportunity for families to get out of the house over the long Memorial Day weekend. Kids can burn off some energy making crafts and running around the beautiful yards of Plum Grove; adults can savor the relaxing atmosphere and participate in activities that are designed with them in mind (visit this page periodically to stay updated about the…

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June 2020

POSTPONED: Using Archaeology to Follow Meskwaki Leaders across Pre-Statehood Iowa

June 14 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Johnson County Historical Society Museum, 860 Quarry Rd.
Coralville, IA 52241 United States
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UPDATE: This event has been postponed because of the coronavirus outbreak. More information will follow when possible. Cindy Peterson shares the stories and artifacts that uncover the history of Meskwaki migrations in the early 1800s. She'll use her 20+ years of research and first-hand experience in the field of archaeology to bring to life the culture, ideas, and implications of the Meskwaki's migrations westward---moves that were sometimes chosen for themselves and other times imposed by the U.S. government under the…

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Lucas Farms History Day (JCHS Activities)

June 28 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Plum Grove Historic Home, 1030 Carroll St.
Iowa City, IA 52240 United States
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Notice: Activities have switched from the 27th! The Lucas Farms History Day is a festival just south of downtown Iowa City. Easily accessible, the festival includes free food, games, and much more! This event is part of a summer series highlighting the Meskwaki Nation and their history in Eastern Iowa. As a part of the Lucas Farms Neighborhood, the JCHS is happy to welcome the John Hauberg Indian Museum to Plum Grove. The Hauberg will provide activities for people of…

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July 2020

CANCELLED: Taste of Plum Grove

July 10 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Plum Grove Historic Home, 1030 Carroll St.
Iowa City, IA 52240 United States
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UPDATE: This event has been cancelled because of the coronavirus outbreak. Look back next year for similar events! Celebrating 25 years of the Heritage Gardens! The annual celebration, hosted by the Johnson County Master Gardeners, is a tribute to Iowa’s history and food. Built in 1844, Plum Grove was the home of Robert and Friendly Lucas. Robert served as the first governor of the Territory of Iowa from 1838 until 1841. Iowa was admitted to the Union as a state…

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August 2020

CANCELLED: Tomato Taste at Plum Grove

August 30 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Plum Grove Historic Home, 1030 Carroll St.
Iowa City, IA 52240 United States
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UPDATE: This event has been cancelled because of the coronavirus outbreak. Look back next year for similar events! The public is invited to sample tomatoes at the annual Tomato Taste at Plum Grove, hosted by the Master Gardeners of Johnson County. The Tomato Taste is a tribute to heritage tomatoes in Iowa’s long history with food. Several varieties of heritage tomatoes will be sampled. The historic residence was the home of Robert and Friendly Lucas, built in 1844. Robert served…

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