Tag: Children

Packing Up – A Program Presented By Sarah Uthoff

JCHS will be hosting the program “Packing Up” in honor of Laura Ingalls Wilder’s 150th birthday!

This program features a twist on Wilder’s life as the audience looks in on her as she is packing up to move to Mansfield, Missouri. Wilder moved around a lot in life and collected a lot of experiences. As she is getting ready to leave De Smet, South Dakota for the last time, she is going through an old trunk to see if there is anything that can be left behind. Each artifact in the old trunk holds a story, one story for each of the places that Wilder lived.

This program is presented by Sarah Uthoff. Sarah is an active Laura Ingalls Wilder researcher. She currently serves as President of the Laura Ingalls Wilder Legacy and Research Association.

Funding for this event is provided by Humanities Iowa and the National Endowment for the Humanities. This event is free and open to the public. Questions? Call (319) 351-5738 or email us at admin@johnsoncountyhistory.org.


Join us for the 10th annual celebration of the Winter season. Coralville WinterFest is an afternoon of free family fun. Entertainment, activities, and fun await in the Iowa River Landing.

Visit the Johnson County Historical Society for kids crafts, 19th Century printing press demonstration, and more!

For more information, visit: http://www.coralville.org/318/WinterFest

Movie at the Museum: Up on the Wooftop

Join Johnson County Historical Society for the first ever Movie at the Museum event. There will be a showing of the family film Up on the Wooftop. This movie was shot right here in Iowa City by local production company, Backrow Studios!

Chairs will be provided. Attendees are welcome to bring a blanket to sit on for the duration of the movie. Popcorn and beverages will be provided.

Plot: Toby is a smaller than average dog who dreams of leading Santa’s sleigh. After sneaking on to his sleigh one night, Toby’s accidentally left behind and finds himself joining forces with two kids to find his way back to the North Pole.
The film is 1 hr 15 minutes long.

This event is free and open to the public. Donations are appreciated.


Pumpkin Party

Johnson County Historical Society is partnering with Take A Kid Outdoors – Iowa for their Annual Pumpkin Carving event! JCHS will have the historic asylum building open to the public.

Come join in on all the fun fall activities! October 22nd from 11:00 am- 1:00 pm at the Johnson County Poor Farm & Asylum.


Little School on the Prairie Summer Camp

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 20 – 24, 1pm – 5pm
Ages:  entering grades 2 – 6 in fall 2016
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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