Support the JCHS! Help keep history alive by buying a meal (or two or ten) and a percentage of each sale will go directly to the JCHS! We all have to eat, right? Eat at Hudson’s!
From Hudson’s website: “We feature a Prohibition Era drink menu. Over 35 whiskeys and bourbons available and more than 25 scotches on hand. We have 40 different beers on tap, featuring the best of Iowa produced beers and a broad craft selection. Our food menu is 100% from scratch, made in-house.”
The Season Opening of Plum Grove will feature the talents of many Johnson County locals: a spinner from the Amana Colonies, weavers from the Craft Guild of Iowa City, a local Civl War historian, and a scholar of the Littleton Brothers. Come to Plum Grove to make crafts, use a table loom, and learn about Iowa City’s local history before, during, and after the Civil War.
The Picnic at Plum Grove is from 2-4 p.m. Visitors are encouraged to bring a sack lunch to enjoy on Plum Grove’s beautiful back lawn. Samples of 1800’s food will be provided by the Historic Foodies of Iowa City.
This event is free and open to the public.
Join JCHS for our annual tea party! This year’s tea is celebrating the 2nd largest demographic in Johnson County and the thousands of Chinese and Chinese Americans who have chosen JC as their home. This event will feature a traditional Chinese tea ceremony, a local erhu musician, and traditional dim sum made by the Historic Foodies of Iowa City.
$25 for members and $30 for non-members. Call (319) 351-5738 for more information or to make a reservation.
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