Tag: Summer Event

Events from June to August.

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.

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Picnic at Plum Grove


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
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