Tag: Exhibition Opening

Early Americana: Planting and Harvesting Corn by Hand (1850s-1930s) Exhibit

Early Americana: Planting and Harvesting Corn by Hand (1850s-1930s) This exhibit captures the time and tools between manually placing seeds into the ground and the high-tech mechanization of planting today. The early tools include grain seeders and hand corn planters with multiple mechanisms for release of the seeds. There is an extensive collection of husking pegs and husking hooks used when farmers hand-picked corn.  The collection will be on display through February 2020. These artifacts from an Iowan farmer, James Montag, are shared courtesy of his daughter, Doris, a freelance curator from Iowa City. Doris creates traveling exhibits for small museums and area libraries. She is currently exhibiting School Days at JCHS which is her mother’s collection of one room school house and early education artifacts. It is on display by the Blue Top Motel.

A wrist hook for husking corn.

Seed bag for planting corn.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

A collection of wrist hooks, thumb stalls, and husking pegs.

 

 

 

School Days Exhibit

This exhibit, crafted by freelance curator Doris E. Montag, showcases the everyday objects of One Room Schoolhouses.

Included in the exhibit are games children played, pitch pipes, flashcards, and a collection of ink pots. And much more!

A copy of Baldwin’s Readers Eighth Year

A peek at one side of the exhibit

Through My Eyes: Personal Journeys Through WWI

You’re invited to view the latest exhibit at JCHS! Our new temporary exhibit is all about WWI and the men who fought in it. Travel through time on a visceral, thought-provoking experience learning about life in the U.S. Navy, a Doughboy’s uniform, and the first war to use chemical warfare on a large scale.

Exhibition Opening: Street View: Downtown Iowa City, Then and Now

 

Johnson County Historical Society invites you to attend the unveiling of a new photography exhibition titled “Street View: Downtown Iowa City, Then and Now”. This exhibition highlights images of the downtown area’s buildings and businesses from 1960 and 2016. The 1960s photographs were taken by an Iowa City firefighter and donated to JCHS by Rex Brandstatter. The scenes have been recreated over the past several months by local photographer, Rubin Flores. JCHS will display these street scenes along with period artifacts. The side-by- side views will encourage visitors to compare the buildings and businesses of downtown Iowa City “then and “now.”
 
Special thanks to our sponsors: University Camera, Zephyr Printing & Design, Herteen & Stocker Jewelers, and McDonald Optical.
 
The exhibition opening will begin at 3 pm, following the Irving Weber Award Ceremony. Introductory remarks by local historian Rex Brandstatter.
This event is free and open to the public.

 

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Irving Weber Award Ceremony

” The Irving Weber Award is conferred by the Johnson County Historical Society in recognition of distinguished contribution to the research. writing, or preservation of Johnson County history.”

Johnson County Historical Society will be holding a reception in honor of this year’s Irving Weber Award recipient, Hills Bank and Trust Company, for their continued contributions and support of Johnson County history. Light refreshments will be served. Short annual meeting to follow award ceremony.

JCHS will also be unveiling a new exhibition during this event. The photography exhibition “Street View: Downtown Iowa City, Then and Now” highlights images of the downtown area’s buildings and businesses from 1960 and 2016. JCHS will display these street scenes along with period artifacts. The side-by- side views will encourage visitors to compare the buildings and businesses of downtown Iowa City “then and “now.” The exhibition opening will begin at 3 pm, following the annual meeting.

This event is free and open to the public.
Call 319-351-5738 to RSVP.

New Exhibition Opening

We have a new permanent Meskwaki exhibit!

We will be hosting an exhibition opening for our new permanent exhibit, Between Two Rivers: Meskwaki in Johnson County. This exhibit showcases Meskwaki history in Johnson County.

In addition, the event will also feature a presentation on Meskwaki beadwork by Mary Youngbear.

The reception, presentation, and exhibit are free and open to the public.