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!
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.
You are cordially invited to the JCHS’s Celebration of History. Join us for dinner, a silent auction, and the presentation of the Irving Weber award.
Frank Yoder will talk about the country schools of Johnson County and his recently released book All in One Room which explores this topic in further detail.
This event is open to the public. $45/JCHS member • $50/Non-member
To RSVP, call JCHS at (319) 351-5738 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thank you to our event sponsors:
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.
” 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.”
Johnson County Historical Society will be holding a reception in honor of this year’s Irving Weber Award recipient, Hills Bank and Trust Company, for their continued contributions and support of Johnson County history. Light refreshments will be served. Short annual meeting to follow award ceremony.
JCHS will also be unveiling a new exhibition during this event. The photography exhibition “Street View: Downtown Iowa City, Then and Now” highlights images of the downtown area’s buildings and businesses from 1960 and 2016. JCHS will display these street scenes along with period artifacts. The side-by-side views will encourage visitors to compare the buildings and businesses of downtown Iowa City “then” and “now.” The exhibition opening will begin at 3 pm, following the annual meeting.
This event is free and open to the public.
Call 319-351-5738 to RSVP.
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.
JCHS will be holding a reception in honor of this year’s recipients, Dr. William and Bertha Olin, for their continued contributions and support of Johnson County History. The event is sponsored by MidwestOne Bank. Light refreshments and hors d’oeuvres will be served. Please join us in celebrating Johnson County history!
Cost is $10 for members and $15 for non-members.
There will be a short business meeting following the reception ceremony.