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
This year we will tour a selection of barns and farms in Northeast Johnson County and stop for lunch at Baxa’s Sutliff Store and Tavern.
Call JCHS at 319-351-5738 to register.