Tag: Children

Aisle of Lights (JCHS Activities)

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.

2019 Cemetery Walk

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 providing headstone symbolism tours this year. We’ll miss you, Laurie!

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.

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!

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.

Season Opening Celebration at Plum Grove

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 form provided by JCHS. Submit the riddles by 5 p.m. The JCHS’s favorites will be published on our Facebook page and our next newsletter!

 

 

 

The Master Gardeners will be giving tours of the 1840-era gardens that produce beautiful blooms every year. Visit Plum Grove and tour Friendly Lucas’ Flower Garden, Wildflower Garden, and Kitchen Garden.

Little School on the Prairie Summer Camp 2018

Come experience the life of an 1876 Johnson County student in 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 18 – 22, 1pm – 5pm
Location:  1876 Coralville School House
Ages: 
entering grades 2 – 6 in fall 2018
Registration Options:  Space is limited so be sure to register early! There are two options to register.

  1. Download, print, and mail the registration form (PDF) with payment.
  2. Register online using the form below and follow instructions to pay online.

Note:  your registration is not complete until payment is received.

For more information email Becky Dewing.

Little School on the Prairie Summer Camp 2018

Come experience the life of an 1876 Johnson County student in 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 18 – 22, 1pm – 5pm
Location:  1876 Coralville School House
Ages: 
entering grades 2 – 6 in fall 2018
Registration Options:  Space is limited so be sure to register early! There are two options to register.

  1. Download, print, and mail the registration form (PDF) with payment.
  2. Register online using the form below and follow instructions to pay online.

Note:  your registration is not complete until payment is received.

For more information email Becky Dewing.

Little School on the Prairie Summer Camp 2018

Come experience the life of an 1876 Johnson County student in 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 18 – 22, 1pm – 5pm
Location:  1876 Coralville School House
Ages: 
entering grades 2 – 6 in fall 2018
Registration Options:  Space is limited so be sure to register early! There are two options to register.

  1. Download, print, and mail the registration form (PDF) with payment.
  2. Register online using the form below and follow instructions to pay online.

Note:  your registration is not complete until payment is received.

For more information email Becky Dewing.

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