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August 2018

Barn Tour: Western Johnson County

August 11, 2018 @ 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, 2018 @ 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, 2018 @ 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, 2018 @ 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, 2018 @ 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, 2018 @ 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, 2018 @ 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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January 2019

WinterFest 2019

January 13 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Johnson County Historical Society Museum, 860 Quarry Rd.
Coralville, IA 52241 United States
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Coralville creates a special place to interact with local business while having the time of your life. Visit JCHS to complete a special craft and warm up with a hot drink. Free admission to the Heritage Museum!

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Through My Eyes: Personal Journeys Through WWI

January 25
Johnson County Historical Society Museum, 860 Quarry Rd.
Coralville, IA 52241 United States
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You're invited to view the latest exhibit at JCHS! Our new temporary exhibit is all about WWI and the men who fought in it. Travel through time on a visceral, thought-provoking experience learning about life in the U.S. Navy, a Doughboy's uniform, and the first war to use chemical warfare on a large scale.

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Hudson’s Community Night

January 30 @ 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Hudson’s Tap, 482 Highway 1 W
Iowa City, IA 52246 United States
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Show your support for the Johnson County Historical Society by taking part in Community Night at Hudson's Tap in Iowa City on January 30th! A portion of the proceeds will go toward Johnson County Historical Society's efforts to educate, preserve, and interpret Johnson County's history. Hudson’s Tap is a neighborhood bar and restaurant on the southwest side of Iowa City. It is locally owned with a 100% made-from-scratch menu and 40 beers on tap. Come enjoy a meal at Hudson's…

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