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POSTPONED: East Frisian Tea Party and Musicale

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, both instrumental and vocal. This year celebrates anniversaries of Iowa City staples: the Preucil School of Music and the University of Iowa’s Division of Performing Arts. German composer Ludwig van Beethoven’s 250th birthday is also being celebrated with the East Frisian theme and the classical selection of music being performed at the musicale.
 
To register for this event, please email programs@johnsoncountyhistory.org or call our office at (319) 351-5738. Cost of admission is $30 for members and $35 for the general public. 

Photo from the University of Iowa

 

 

 

 

 

The University of Iowa’s Division of Performing Arts was founded in 2000 and is turning 20 years old this year. The Division consists of the School of Music and the departments of Theatre Arts and Dance. The Division is well-known for encouraging creative minds and contributing new compositions to the music world.

 


Photo from Preucil School of Music

Preucil School of Music was founded in 1975 and turns 45 this year. Preucil is a non-profit learning organization that follows the The Suzuki Method of teaching. The Suzuki Method was created by Dr. Shinichi Suzuki as a way to teach children—or anyone who wants to begin learning a musical “language”—and puts importance on principles such as repetition, learning with other children, and encouragement.


Ludwig van Beethoven was a German composer who unarguably impacted the face of western music. Beethoven was born in 1770 and the world of music celebrates his 250th birthday this year. His most famous compositions include his nine symphonies, the most famous of which are the Fifth and Ninth Symphonies. He started losing his hearing in his late twenties and was completely deaf by the time he was 46 years old. He wrote several of his most beloved works after he became deaf, including his Ninth Symphony.

… For two years I have avoided almost all social gatherings because it is impossible for me to say to people “I am deaf.” If I belonged to any other profession it would be easier, but in my profession it is a frightful state…

Hudson’s Community Night

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 while supporting a local organization!

Hudson’s Community Night

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.

Hudson’s Community Night

Support the JCHS! Help keep history alive by buying a meal (or two or ten) and a percentage of each sale will go directly to the JCHS! We all have to eat, right? Eat at Hudson’s!

From Hudson’s website: “We feature a Prohibition Era drink menu. Over 35 whiskeys and bourbons available and more than 25 scotches on hand. We have 40 different beers on tap, featuring the best of Iowa produced beers and a broad craft selection. Our food menu is 100% from scratch, made in-house.”

Community Night at Hudson’s

Show your support for Johnson County Historical Society by taking part in Community Night at Hudson’s Tap in Iowa City on February 7th! A portion of the proceeds will go towards 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 while supporting a local organization!

Big Grove for Good Night

10% of the night’s profits support Johnson County Historical Society! Invite your friends to come along and do good!

Community Night at Hudson’s Tap

Show your support for Johnson County Historical Society by taking part in Community Night at Hudson’s Tap in Iowa City on October 11th! A portion of the proceeds will go towards 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 while supporting a local organization!