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August 2019

Garden Tour at Plum Grove

August 25, 2019 @ 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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September 2019

Early Americana 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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Creating the Black Utopia of Buxton, Iowa Book Signing and Lecture

September 22, 2019 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Johnson County Historical Society Museum, 860 Quarry Rd.
Coralville, IA 52241 United States
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Author Rachelle Chase (visit her website here) returns to the JCHS with her second book on Buxton: Creating the Black Utopia of Buxton, Iowa. Buxton, IA was a place of racial inclusion in a time when our country was anything but. Come to the JCHS's Community Room this September to hear Rachelle Chase discuss her research into this one-of-a-kind town. This event is free and open to the public.           “Extensively researched and pleasantly written, Chase…

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October 2019

2019 Cemetery Walk

October 13, 2019 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
East Union Mennonite Cemetery, 5615 Gable Ave. SW
Kalona, IA 52247 United States
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Come experience history in a new way at the most mysterious time of year. Meet some of Johnson County's earliest residents at their final resting place. Emerging from the night in period costumes, they will tell tales of those buried in the East Union Mennonite Cemetery. Tours are every half hour; the last tour starts at 7:30. This event is free and open to the public. Donations are welcome. Photo by Bill Miller Unfortunately, Laurie Taylor will no longer be…

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Xtream Arena Open House

October 16, 2019 @ 4:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Backpocket Brewing, 903 Quarry Rd.
Coralville, IA 52241 United States
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Backpocket Brewing is hosting the Xtream Arena Open House! This open house is designed to answer questions from the public. Announcements will be made about naming rights for the Fieldhouse and the first event that will be held at the Arena!

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December 2019

Open House: Xtream Arena & GreenState Family Fieldhouse

December 3, 2019 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
Vesta, 849 Quarry Rd # 100
Coralville, IA 52241 United States
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The ArenaCo board members and Xtream Arena & GreenState Family Fieldhouse staff invite the community to come out to Vesta for a community open house. At this month's event, we will hear from Johnson County Historical Society Director, Alexandra McKendree about their eventual relocation into the new facility attached to Xtream Arena. Also, hear from city representatives, Mortenson Construction, staff members from facility operators, and Spectra Venue Management. A short program will start at 5:30pm. Hope to see you there!…

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Aisle of Lights (JCHS Activities)

December 8, 2019 @ 2:00 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.

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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 29
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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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