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2019 Cemetery Walk

Every year, somewhere in Johnson County, spirits from the Other Side wander over to the Land of the Living. Why are they here? Are they trying to tell us something? Come over to the East Union Mennonite Cemetery to find out! Tours are every half hour.

Laurie Taylor is giving headstone symbology tours again this year! The JCHS is eager to welcome her back. Stay tuned to the page for information on when and where to meet.

 

Photo by Bill Miller

 

Parking and restrooms will be available at the East Union Mennonite Church. Treats and apple cider will be available too!

 

 

 

 

 

It’s recommended you bring a flashlight to this event. There will be a handful available to those who don’t have one, but they won’t be enough for everyone!

 

 

 

We have met our quota of actors for this event! If there are any more people out there who are interested in being a tour guide, please email programs@johnsoncountyhistory.org or call (319) 351-5738. The responsibilities of a tour guide are very simple. Guide a group of people to the next spirit? Easy!

Picnic at Plum Grove

All members of our community are welcome to bring a picnic meal and head to Plum Grove to bask in the beautiful scenery and pleasant company June 30th, July 28, August 28. Members of the Iowa City Historic Foodies will be present with tasty treats.

This event is free and open to the public.

Picnic at Plum Grove

All members of our community are welcome to bring a picnic meal and head to Plum Grove to bask in the beautiful scenery and pleasant company June 30th, July 28, August 28. Members of the Iowa City Historic Foodies will be present with tasty treats.

This event is free and open to the public.

Taste of Plum Grove

The gardens at Plum Grove are producing a harvest! The Johnson County Master Gardeners are preparing a feast to celebrate the three bountiful gardens at Plum Grove that are what remain of Friendly Lucas’ three historical gardens: the Kitchen Garden, the Flower Garden, and the Wildflower Garden.

Friendly Lucas, the wife of the first Territorial Governor of Iowa, was a beloved hostess who cooked with plums, veggies, and herbs that came from these gardens. Come on over to Plum Grove and sample treats from historical recipes made of fresh green herbs and veggies found in gardens just like Friendly’s.

A recipe booklet of the historical recipes that will be served (plus additional delicious recipes not prepared for the event!) will be on sale and the Post Office Brass Band will play as you eat in style.

This event is free with a $5 suggested donation.

Taste of PG Flyer

Picnic at Plum Grove

All members of our community are welcome to bring a picnic meal and head to Plum Grove to bask in the beautiful scenery and pleasant company June 30th, July 28, August 28. Members of the Iowa City Historic Foodies will be present with tasty treats.

This event is free and open to the public.

Little School on the Prairie Summer Camp 2019

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:

Community Foundation of Johnson County

Registration for 2019 is full! Thank you for your interest in Little School on the Prairie!

For more information email Becky Dewing.

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