Tag: Iowa City Historic Foodies

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.

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

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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

Season Opening Celebration at Plum Grove

Looking for something fun to do with the family this Memorial Day weekend? Get out of the house and get to the Season Opening Celebration at Plum Grove! Family-friendly activities will engage children and adults of any age.

 

This event will be riddled with clues to the past! Follow the clues around beautiful Plum Grove to learn fun (and sometimes crazy) facts about the Lucases, their home, and their life together.

RIDDLE COMPETITION! Submit your favorite riddles on the form provided by JCHS. Submit the riddles by 5 p.m. The JCHS’s favorites will be published on our Facebook page and our next newsletter!

 

 

 

The Master Gardeners will be giving tours of the 1840-era gardens that produce beautiful blooms every year. Visit Plum Grove and tour Friendly Lucas’ Flower Garden, Wildflower Garden, and Kitchen Garden.

Czech Tea Party—EVENT FULLY BOOKED, waiting list available

This year’s annual tea party is a Czech Tea! Come to this annual event to eat traditional Czech food, drink hearty amounts of tea, and learn about Czechs in Iowa from our guest speaker Marybeth Slonneger.

Sandra Hudson will share her personal journey of growing up in a Czech community where English was the second language…and explain why that changed dramatically around the time she was in 6th grade.

Vocalist Wayne Neuzil, who has sung in 34 operatic roles and has gained recognition for singing the national anthem for major league baseball clubs, including the New York Yankees and the Cubs, will sing two songs that have been translated into Czech.

$25 for members | $30 for non-members

Please RSVP at (319) 351-5738 or email programs@johnsoncountyhistory.org with the following information: how many attending, membership status of all attendees, any known food allergies.

Picnic at Plum Grove

Pack a picnic and enjoy the charms of Plum Grove!┬áVisitors are encouraged to bring a sack lunch to enjoy on Plum Grove’s beautiful back lawn.

Summer picnics at Plum Grove that include:

  • Garden tours
  • Plum Grove tours
  • Historical lawn games

 

Plum Grove Season Opening Celebration and Picnic

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.┬áSamples of 1800’s food will be provided by the Historic Foodies of Iowa City.
This event is free and open to the public.

Chinese Heritage Tea

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.

Picnic at Plum Grove

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

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