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SOLD OUT- Haunted Happenings Oct. 26th: Downtown Iowa City

Join Johnson County Historical Society for a night of haunted happenings in Downtown Iowa City. This walking tour will share the ghostly stories of 4 locations within Iowa City’s Downtown District. The walk is 1.4 miles and each tour is estimated to run about an hour. There will be two tours every half hour starting at Old Brick, 26 E Market St. First tour starts at 6:00 pm, last one will depart at 7:30. Tours are limited to 18 in a group and you must make reservations to attend this event. Click the link below to reserve your spot before all the time slots are filled! Come experience history in a whole new way at the most mysterious time of the year. This event is open to the public with a suggested $5 donation. Please arrive 15 minutes prior to your scheduled tour time.

What guests need to know:

We hope you are looking forward to Haunted Happenings: Downtown Iowa City as much as we are! It’s going to be fantastic. Below are some notes to keep in mind. Please read the following in its entirety, and contact alyssa@johnsoncountyhistory.org with any questions or concerns. Thanks!

Arriving: Please arrive at Old Brick (26 E. Market St.) 15-20 minutes prior to your tour time. There will be a registration table for you to check-in at upon your arrival. Tours will depart at the exact scheduled time to avoid any delay in this event.

Parking: Parking is available at several parking ramps or on-street parking.
Parking Ramps:
• IMU Parking Ramp (closest) – N Madison St,
• North Hall Parking Ramp – North end of Madison St.
• Iowa City Parking – 335 Iowa Ave.
• Tower Parking – 1 S Gilbert St.

Cancellation: If you cannot attend this event, please notify Alyssa at alyssa@johnsoncountyhistory.org. This will let us know not to wait for you to arrive and could allow us to fill that spot on the tour.

We want everyone to enjoy this registered event. If you notice individuals trying to join your tour, please notify your tour guide.

We are here for you! If you have any questions or concerns please ask a JCHS staff member or volunteer — we will be identified by name tags.

Payment: There is a suggested $5 donation per person for this event. All proceeds go toward future events and the preservation and interpretation of Johnson County history. For those that have yet to pay, there are three payment options:

-Pay via Paypal here: https://johnsoncountyhistory.org/donate
-Mail a check to Johnson County Historical Society PO Box 5081 Coralville, Iowa 52241
-Pay the day of the event
*Please include Haunted Happenings in memo line

SOLD OUT Haunted Happenings: Downtown Iowa City

Join Johnson County Historical Society for a night of haunted happenings in Downtown Iowa City. This walking tour will share the ghostly stories of 4 locations within Iowa City’s Downtown District. The walk is 1.4 miles and each tour is estimated to run about an hour. There will be two tours every half hour starting at Old Brick, 26 E Market St. First tour starts at 6:00 pm, last one will depart at 8:30. Tours are limited to 15 in a group and you must make reservations to attend this event. Click the link below to reserve your spot before all the time slots are filled! Come experience history in a whole new way at the most mysterious time of the year. This event is open to the public with a suggested $5 donation.

Registration link: SOLD OUT

What guests need to know:

We hope you are looking forward to Haunted Happenings: Downtown Iowa City as much as we are! It’s going to be fantastic. Below are some notes to keep in mind. Please read the following in its entirety, and contact alyssa@johnsoncountyhistory.org with any questions or concerns.

Arriving: Please arrive at Old Brick (26 E. Market St.) 15-20 minutes prior to your tour time. There will be a registration table for you to check-in at upon your arrival. Tours will depart at the exact scheduled time to avoid any delay in this event.

Parking: Parking is available at several parking ramps or on-street parking. Meter parking is free on Sundays!
Parking Ramps:
• IMU Parking Ramp (closest) – N Madison St,
• North Hall Parking Ramp – North end of Madison St.
• Iowa City Parking – 335 Iowa Ave.
• Tower Parking – 1 S Gilbert St.

Cancellation: If you cannot attend this event, please notify Alyssa at alyssa@johnsoncountyhistory.org. This will let us know not to wait for you to arrive and could allow us to fill that spot on the tour.

We want everyone to enjoy this registered event. If you notice individuals trying to join your tour, please notify your tour guide.

We are here for you! If you have any questions or concerns please ask a JCHS staff member or volunteer — we will be identified by name tags.

Payment: There is a suggested $5 donation per person for this event. All proceeds go toward future events and the preservation and interpretation of Johnson County history. For those that have yet to pay, there are three payment options:
-Pay via Paypal here: https://johnsoncountyhistory.org/donate
-Mail a check to Johnson County Historical Society PO Box 5081 Coralville, Iowa 52241
-Pay the day of the event
*Please include Haunted Happenings in memo line

Beyond the Grave: 2017 Cemetery Walk

Take a guided walk among the tombstones and meet some of Johnson County’s former residents during Johnson County Historical Society’s Beyond the Grave: 2017 Cemetery Walk on Sunday October 15, 2017 from 5:30 to 8:00 pm, pm at Old St. Joseph Cemetery located in Iowa City, Iowa. Emerging from the night in period costume, actors will tell the tales of individuals buried at Old St. Joseph Cemetery. Visitors will learn about important Iowa City citizens and enjoy refreshments at Happy Hollow Park.

Tours of Old St. Joseph Cemetery will depart every 30 minutes from Happy Hollow Park, 800 Brown St, Iowa City, IA. Parking is available at this location.

The cemetery walk is a free event, open to the public. Donations are appreciated. Lensing Funeral & Cremation is the sponsor of this year’s event. If you have any questions regarding this event, please contact JCHS at 351-5738 or email alyssa@johnsoncountyhistory.org.

Brinton Silent Film Project

 

The Brinton Silent Film Project features Red Cedar Trio members, flutist Jan Boland, guitarist John Dowdall and cellist Carey Bostian, performing live to accompany an exceptionally rare and unique collection of silent films from 1895-1908. Film owner and historian Michael Zahs will also provide a historical narration about the films.

The concert features music by Harvey Sollberger, which accompanies four of the films. Arrangements by Boland and Dowdall and music from Red Cedar Chamber Music’s repertory complement the remaining 18 silent films, ranging in length from 10 seconds to 10 minutes. The films include comedy, drama, special effects, foreign scenes and magic by Georges Méliès, whose life story was featured in the film Hugo. The Brinton Silent Film Project allows audiences to experience films as they were seen in the early 1900s.

Tickets are $22 for Adults, $18 for Members of Johnson County Historical Society, Friends of the Englert, and FilmScene Members, and $16 for Seniors, Students, and Youth. Purchase tickets at the Englert Box Office or Online.

This event is presented by Johnson County Historical Society, FilmScene, and The Englert Theatre. Sponsored by University of Iowa Community Credit Union.

2016 Annual Cemetery Walk

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Join us at the St. Mary’s Newport Church for one of our most popular events, our annual cemetery walk! This year, take a guided walk among the tombstones and meet some of St. Mary’s finest residents! After your adventure, enjoy some light refreshments.

October 9, 2016 5:30 – 8:00 PM St. Mary’s Newport Church 2683 Newport Road NE Solon, IA 52333

St. Mary’s Newport Church is currently in the process of raising funds to renovate the roof and siding. The church will be hosting a bake sale during our cemetery walk. All proceeds will go towards the renovations. Please help save this beautiful Johnson County treasure!

This is a free event open to the public. For questions, call 319-351-5738.

 

Beyond the Grave: Cemetery Tour

Come experience history in a new way at the most mysterious time of the year. Meet some of Johnson County’s earliest residents at their final resting place.

Emerging from the night in period costume, actors will tell the tales of those buried at Lone Tree Cemetery.

Meet at the Lone Tree American Legion Post 457 for a soup supper at 5:00pm followed by tours beginning at 6:00pm.

Special thank you to our Sponsors:

  • Lensing Funeral Services
  • Brown Bottle
  • Lone Tree Historical Society
  • Johnson County Historical Society