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April 2019

Czech Tea Party—EVENT FULLY BOOKED, waiting list available

April 28 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Johnson County Historical Society Museum, 860 Quarry Rd.
Coralville, IA 52241 United States
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This year's annual tea party is a Czech Tea! Come to this annual event to eat traditional Czech food, drink hearty amounts of tea, and learn about Czechs in Iowa from our guest speaker Marybeth Slonneger. Sandra Hudson will share her personal journey of growing up in a Czech community where English was the second language...and explain why that changed dramatically around the time she was in 6th grade. Vocalist Wayne Neuzil, who has sung in 34 operatic roles and…

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May 2019

Season Opening Celebration at Plum Grove

May 26 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Plum Grove Historic Home, 1030 Carroll St.
Iowa City, IA 52240 United States
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Looking for something fun to do with the family this Memorial Day weekend? Get out of the house and get to the Season Opening Celebration at Plum Grove! Family-friendly activities will engage children and adults of any age.   This event will be riddled with clues to the past! Follow the clues around beautiful Plum Grove to learn fun (and sometimes crazy) facts about the Lucases, their home, and their life together. RIDDLE COMPETITION! Submit your favorite riddles on the…

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Irving Weber Days: All In One Room

May 29 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Iowa City Public Library, 123 S Linn St.
Iowa City, IA 52240 United States
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  Frank Yoder presents his new book All In One Room: A History of Country Schools in Johnson County,  Iowa. This book is a culmination of five years of hard work and dedication. All In One Room is a history of the country schools in Johnson County, but it is also the history of the children and teachers who made up these schools. Visit the Iowa City Public Library on May 29th to discover your history! This event is free and open…

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June 2019

Garden Tour at Plum Grove

June 2 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 2:00 pm on Sunday, repeating until August 25, 2019

Plum Grove Historic Home, 1030 Carroll St.
Iowa City, IA 52240 United States
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The Johnson County Master Gardeners will give tours of the three fine gardens at Plum Grove each Sunday through August. This is free and open to the public. Tours only from 2-4 p.m.

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Garden Tour at Plum Grove

June 9 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 2:00 pm on Sunday, repeating until August 25, 2019

Plum Grove Historic Home, 1030 Carroll St.
Iowa City, IA 52240 United States
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The Johnson County Master Gardeners will give tours of the three fine gardens at Plum Grove each Sunday through August. This is free and open to the public. Tours only from 2-4 p.m.

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Hudson Community Night

June 12 @ 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Hudson’s Tap, 482 Highway 1 W
Iowa City, IA 52246 United States
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Hudson's Tap on Highway 1 is giving 10% of their nightly proceeds to the JCHS and the further preservation of Johnson Co.'s history, culture, and irreplaceable artifacts. Stop on by from 5-10 p.m. to eat delicious food (such as Housemade Hummus or their scrumptious Gravity burger with sauteed onions, bacon, green chilies, and jalapeno cream cheese) and drink any one of the 40 beers they have on tap.

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Garden Tour at Plum Grove

June 16 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 2:00 pm on Sunday, repeating until August 25, 2019

Plum Grove Historic Home, 1030 Carroll St.
Iowa City, IA 52240 United States
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The Johnson County Master Gardeners will give tours of the three fine gardens at Plum Grove each Sunday through August. This is free and open to the public. Tours only from 2-4 p.m.

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Gangster in our Midst Lecture and Book Signing

June 23 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Johnson County Historical Society Museum, 860 Quarry Rd.
Coralville, IA 52241 United States
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Author Betty Passick (click here to visit her website) will share A Ray of Hope, her presentation on her new book Gangster in our Midst: A Historical Novel. In the midst of recounting the true story of gangster Louis La Cava, bookkeeper to Al Capone, authoress Betty Passick also tells the tale of main character Emma Bierkoff, a woman undergoing treatment for TB at Oakdale Sanatorium in northern Iowa City. The novel spans 60 years and touches on powerful topics such as…

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Garden Tour at Plum Grove

June 23 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 2:00 pm on Sunday, repeating until August 25, 2019

Plum Grove Historic Home, 1030 Carroll St.
Iowa City, IA 52240 United States
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The Johnson County Master Gardeners will give tours of the three fine gardens at Plum Grove each Sunday through August. This is free and open to the public. Tours only from 2-4 p.m.

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Little School on the Prairie Summer Camp 2019

June 24 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 1:00 pm, repeating until June 28, 2019

1876 Coralville Schoolhouse, 310 5th St.
Coralville, IA 52241 United States
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Come experience the life of a Johnson County student at the Coralville schoolhouse! Campers are invited to dress in period clothing while they participate in lessons, crafts, and outdoor activities that follow the 1876 theme. Dates: June 24 - 28, 1 p.m. - 5 p.m. Location:  1876 Coralville School House Ages:  entering grades 2 - 6 in fall 2019 Support for this program is provided by: Registration for 2019 is full! Thank you for your interest in Little School on…

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