Tag: Summer Event

Events from June to August.

Little School on the Prairie Summer Camp 2018

Come experience the life of an 1876 Johnson County student in the Coralville schoolhouse! Campers are invited to dress in period clothing while they participate in lessons, crafts, and outdoor activities that follow the 1876 theme.
Dates: June 18 – 22, 1pm – 5pm
Location:  1876 Coralville School House
Ages: 
entering grades 2 – 6 in fall 2018
Registration Options:  Space is limited so be sure to register early! There are two options to register.

  1. Download, print, and mail the registration form (PDF) with payment.
  2. Register online using the form below and follow instructions to pay online.

Note:  your registration is not complete until payment is received.

For more information email Becky Dewing.

Master Gardeners Annual Tomato Taste

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.

Barns and Brews of Johnson County

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.

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

Open House: 1876 Schoolhouse & Old Town Hall

To commemorate the 50th anniversary of JCHS, the 1876 Schoolhouse and Old Town Hall will be open to the public as part of the 4thFest celebration. The open houses will feature exhibits about the history of both buildings. Discover how the 1876 Schoolhouse was an important piece to starting Coralville’s 4thFest tradition! Shuttles will be available at Coralville City Hall (1512 7th St.) courtesy of the City of Coralville. Shuttles will run every 15 minutes with the last shuttle at 3:45 pm.

Summer Camp: Fossils, Flowers, Birds, and Beyond

Explore Iowa’s natural history and learn how to conserve for the future with hands-on activities! Guest speakers will discuss nature-themed topics throughout the week. Campers will discover the natural world in a new way while enjoying games and crafts at the 1876 Coralville Schoolhouse.

This program is supported in part by a grant from the Community Foundation of Johnson County.Community Foundation of Johnson County

Dates: June 26 – 30, 1pm – 5pm
Ages:  entering grades 2 – 6 in fall 2017
Registration Options:  Space is limited so be sure to register early! There are two options to register.

  1. Download, print, and mail the camp registration form (PDF) with payment.
  2. Register online using the form below and follow instructions to pay online.

Note:  your registration is not complete until payment is received.

For more information email Becky Dewing.

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Lucas Farms History Day and Project GREEN Garden Tour

Come celebrate Lucas Farms Neighborhood History featuring these tentative events : Historical activities at Plum Grove Historic Site, home of Iowa’s first territorial governor, Pony Rides and kids activities at Iowa City Assembly Church/ Highland Ave. Park, Project Green’s annual garden tour, featuring Lucas Farms gardens, “Tour De Farms” bike ride, and arts activities along Yewell Street, named after Iowa City’s most historic artist, George Yewell.

Iowa History 101 Mobile Museum

Iowa History 101 Mobile Museum will visit Plum Grove Historic Home!

Iowans share a fascination with being Iowan. But what does it really mean to be Iowan? Individuals will have a chance to explore the history of Iowans at home, work and play when visiting The Iowa History 101 mobile museum provided by the State Historical Society of Iowa. This mobile exhibit, which unpacks the stories of Iowa’s past with dozens of artifacts from the State Historical Museum of Iowa’s collection, will stop at Plum Grove Historic Home on June 21st to the 25th from 1:00 to 5:00 pm. The Plum Grove Historic Home was built by Iowa’s first Territorial Governor, Robert Lucas and his wife, Friendly. The 1844 home is located at 1030 Carroll Street in Iowa City, Iowa and will be open for visitors to tour and explore life on the Iowa frontier.

Summer Camp: Little School on the Prairie

Come experience the life of an 1876 Johnson County student in the Coralville schoolhouse! Campers are invited to dress in period clothing while they participate in lessons, crafts, and outdoor activities that follow the 1876 theme.

This program is supported in part by a grant from the Community Foundation of Johnson County.Community Foundation of Johnson County

Dates: June 12 – 16, 1pm – 5pm
Ages:  entering grades 2 – 6 in fall 2017
Registration Options:  Space is limited so be sure to register early! There are two options to register.

  1. Download, print, and mail the camp registration form (PDF) with payment.
  2. Register online using the form below and follow instructions to pay online.

Note:  your registration is not complete until payment is received.

For more information email Becky Dewing.

Child's Name : Child's DOB :
Last School : Grade Completed :

Name of Parent/Guardian : Email Address :
Address : City/State/Zip :
Day Phone : Evening Phone :
Anything else you'd like us to know? :
Prove you're not a robot :


Please click the Submit button. The page will refresh and you will see a Success Message directly below. Once you see the Success Message, proceed to make payment online using any credit card.





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