Tag: Food & Drink

Tomato Taste at Plum Grove

Tomatoes will be plentiful this August at Plum Grove due to the careful tending of the Johnson County Master Gardeners. If you want a taste of sun-ripened tomatoes (and some of the goodies made from them) come on over and grab a bite.

This event is free and open to the public.


Stay tuned to this page for details on the time of the event.

Taste of Plum Grove

The men and women of the Johnson County Master Gardeners celebrate their 25th year hosting the Taste of Plum Grove. This event includes a buffet of delicious food, an open house at Plum Grove Historic Home, and the availability to purchase a recipe book of the Master Gardeners’ own historic recipes—only a few dollars a book! The Master Gardeners harvest what ingredients they can from the Kitchen Garden at Plum Grove, then supplement from their personal gardens to create a very satisfying meal.

Friendly Lucas, wife of the first Territorial Governor of Iowa, was a renowned hostess who cooked with plums, veggies, and herbs that came from the gardens of Plum Grove. Come to the Taste of 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.

This event is free with a $5 suggested donation.


Stay tuned for more information, including the time of the event.

East Frisian Tea Party and Musicale

This annual event will feature delicious food and lively music. This year celebrates anniversaries of Iowa City staples: the Preucil School of Music and the University of Iowa’s Division of Performing Arts. German composer Ludwig van Beethoven’s 200th birthday is also being celebrated with our East Frisian tea and the classical selection of music being performed at the musicale.
 
To register for this event, please email programs@johnsoncountyhistory.org or call our office at (319) 351-5738.

Celebration of History

Celebration of History is an event designed for the diverse members of the JCHS. Think of it as our State of the Union Address. If you don’t go to anything else, go to this. There’s always good food and a good time had by all.

Mr. Paul Juhl is our speaker this year. He’ll present his research on Frank Lloyd Wright, the famous architect, and discuss his new book The Iowa Angle: Frank Lloyd Wright.

The Celebration of History will be held at the Johnson County Historical Society Museum. It will be the last time this event and the Irving Weber Award will be presented in our current building before the move to the Xtream Arena!

Tentative Schedule:

12 PM — Silent Auction

12:15 — Catered Lunch

1 PM — Presentation of Irving Weber Award

1:15 — Presentation by Paul Juhl

2 PM — Arena Walkthrough

 

Registration is requested. Please fill out the form below or call the JCHS offices at (319) 351-5738.

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.

Open House: Xtream Arena & GreenState Family Fieldhouse

The ArenaCo board members and Xtream Arena & GreenState Family Fieldhouse staff invite the community to come out to Vesta for a community open house. At this month’s event, we will hear from Johnson County Historical Society Director, Alexandra McKendree about their eventual relocation into the new facility attached to Xtream Arena. Also, hear from city representatives, Mortenson Construction, staff members from facility operators, and Spectra Venue Management. A short program will start at 5:30pm. Hope to see you there!

 

 

Xtream Arena Open House

Backpocket Brewing is hosting the Xtream Arena Open House! This open house is designed to answer questions from the public.

Announcements will be made about naming rights for the Fieldhouse and the first event that will be held at the Arena!

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.

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