Show your support for Johnson County Historical Society by taking part in Community Night at Hudson’s Tap in Iowa City on February 7th! A portion of the proceeds will go towards Johnson County Historical Society’s efforts to educate, preserve, and interpret Johnson County’s history.
Hudson’s Tap is a neighborhood bar and restaurant on the southwest side of Iowa City. It is locally owned with a 100% made-from-scratch menu and 40 beers on tap! Come enjoy a meal at Hudson’s while supporting a local organization!
10% of the night’s profits support Johnson County Historical Society! Invite your friends to come along and do good!
Join Johnson County Historical Society for our “Celebration of History” fundraiser at the Coralville Marriott & Convention Center.
Enjoy a delightful afternoon which will include a silent auction starting at 12:00 pm, with lunch starting at 12:30 pm. Monticello author Douglas Monk will present “Iowa’s First Highway: On the Trail with Dillon Lyman,” a presentation sharing the story of Dillon’s travels from Iowa City to Dubuque, Iowa. In 2008, Monk spent six days walking the same route that Lyman Dillon plowed between Dubuque and Iowa City in 1839. While on this historic trail, Monk gathered information for his book which will be available for purchase, On the Trail of Lyman Dillon. The Johnson County Historical Society will also recognize the 2017 Irving Weber Award recipient, Margaret Probasco. 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.
Register for this event here or call JCHS 319-351-5738. The cost for this event is $45 for JCHS members, $50 for non-members. All proceeds go toward the preservation and interpretation of Johnson County history. The Johnson County Historical Society is thankful for the generous sponsorship from Eldon C. Stutsman Inc. and Iowa Office Services.
Show your support for Johnson County Historical Society by taking part in Community Night at Hudson’s Tap in Iowa City on October 11th! A portion of the proceeds will go towards Johnson County Historical Society’s efforts to educate, preserve, and interpret Johnson County’s history.
Hudson’s Tap is a neighborhood bar and restaurant on the southwest side of Iowa City. It is locally owned with a 100% made from scratch menu and 40 beers on tap! Come enjoy a meal at Hudson’s while supporting a local organization!
Johnson County Master Gardeners will host its fifth annual Tomato Taste. The public is invited to attend and taste red, orange, green, yellow, striped and even blue tomatoes. Held outdoors under the historic Plum Grove oak trees, participants will learn the latest information on tomato nutrition, saving seed, and growing tomatoes.
Plum Grove Historic Home will be open to tour during this event.
Explore the agricultural and rural heritage of Johnson County by visiting local breweries and barn structures!
The Johnson County Historical Society will host its annual Barn Tour Barns and Brews of Johnson County on August 12, 2017 from 8:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. The bus will depart at 8:30 a.m. from the Johnson County Historical Society’s Museum, 860 Quarry Road in Coralville, Iowa. This event is sponsored by Hills Bank & Trust Company.
This year’s theme will explore breweries and barn structures of Johnson County including Big Grove Brewery, Backpocket Brewing Company, Cedar Ridge Winery & Distillery, and Iowa’s largest hops farm, Buck Creek Hops. Individuals will learn about the process behind beer and spirit making while enjoying samples at each location. Participants will also learn about Johnson County’s barn architecture and brewing history from archaeologist Marlin Ingalls between each stop. The event will conclude with lunch at Backpocket Brewing Company. The half-day bus tour costs $45 for Historical Society members and $50 for non-members. Transportation, samples, and lunch are included in the price of the tour. To reserve your seat, contact the Johnson County Historical Society at 319-351-5738 or register below.
Pack a picnic and enjoy the charms of Plum Grove!
Learn about Iowa history while touring Plum Grove Historic Home. Play some pioneer lawn games and savor a snack provided by the Historic Foodies of Iowa City.
Date: July 30th
Time: 1:30-4:30 PM
Location: 1030 Carroll St. Iowa City, Iowa
This event is free and open to the public. Questions? Call 319-351-5738
Join us in celebrating this year’s season opening of Plum Grove Historic Home! Visitors will explore the home of Iowa’s first Territorial Governor, view Plum Grove’s vegetable and flower gardens, and enjoy treats provided by the Historic Foodies of Iowa City.
“PLAY BALL!” the early Iowa way: Participants at this year’s Plum Grove Season Opening will also have an opportunity to partake in a 19th-century style game of American cricket. Historian Tom Melville will conduct short, informal cricket games from 1:00 to 4:30. The games will be run on a continuous walkup basis during that time and are open to all. No experience required! Come and discover what “play ball” meant to the people of Iowa!
This event is free and open to the public. Questions? Call 319-351-5738.
Discover what tea time was like on the Titanic!
Traditional afternoon tea will be served featuring menu items from the Titanic. Author Lilly Setterdahl of Moline, Illinois, will present a program on the significance of the Titanic and its legacy. Setterdahl has written three books about the Titanic, two historical fiction and one nonfiction. Johnson County Historical Society will provide information on Iowans who were aboard the Titanic.
Special thanks to the Historic Foodies of Iowa City for helping prepare the food!
Members: $25 Non-Members: $30
Call 319-351-5738 to RSVP
Period clothing is encouraged!
Monthly summer picnics at Plum Grove that include:
- Garden tours
- Plum Grove tours
- Historical lawn games
Pack a picnic and enjoy the charms of Plum Grove! Picnics will be held on:
- June 26th
- July 31st
- August 28th
- September 25th