Tag: Volunteer Opportunity

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.

Coralville Winterfest

Join us for the 11th annual celebration of the Winter season. Coralville WinterFest is an afternoon of free family fun. Entertainment, activities, and fun await in the Iowa River Landing.

Visit the Johnson County Historical Society for kids crafts, 19th Century printing press demonstration, and more!

For more information, visit: http://www.coralville.org/318/WinterFest

 

Coralville Aisle of Lights

Coralville Aisle of Lights features area businesses and organizations hosting a merry day of activities for all ages. JCHS will be hosting a kids crafts, snacks, and free admission to the JCHS Exhibit Hall.

The Hawkeye Model Railroad Club will also be open for visitiors to view model railroads and watch the trains.

This event is free and open to the public. For more information visit http://www.coralville.org/316/Aisle-of-Lights

Holiday Open House at Coralville Old Town Hall

As part of the Coralville Aisle of Lights, the Old Town Hall will be open to the public to learn about Coralville’s History while enjoying the Sled and Children’s Riding Toy exhibit on display. Coralville’s 37th annual Aisle of Lights weekend includes free events throughout Coralville on Sunday, December 10, 2017, and miles luminarias beginning at 5:00 pm. This event is free and open to the public.

SOLD OUT- Haunted Happenings Oct. 26th: Downtown Iowa City

Join Johnson County Historical Society for a night of haunted happenings in Downtown Iowa City. This walking tour will share the ghostly stories of 4 locations within Iowa City’s Downtown District. The walk is 1.4 miles and each tour is estimated to run about an hour. There will be two tours every half hour starting at Old Brick, 26 E Market St. First tour starts at 6:00 pm, last one will depart at 7:30. Tours are limited to 18 in a group and you must make reservations to attend this event. Click the link below to reserve your spot before all the time slots are filled! Come experience history in a whole new way at the most mysterious time of the year. This event is open to the public with a suggested $5 donation. Please arrive 15 minutes prior to your scheduled tour time.

What guests need to know:

We hope you are looking forward to Haunted Happenings: Downtown Iowa City as much as we are! It’s going to be fantastic. Below are some notes to keep in mind. Please read the following in its entirety, and contact alyssa@johnsoncountyhistory.org with any questions or concerns. Thanks!

Arriving: Please arrive at Old Brick (26 E. Market St.) 15-20 minutes prior to your tour time. There will be a registration table for you to check-in at upon your arrival. Tours will depart at the exact scheduled time to avoid any delay in this event.

Parking: Parking is available at several parking ramps or on-street parking.
Parking Ramps:
• IMU Parking Ramp (closest) – N Madison St,
• North Hall Parking Ramp – North end of Madison St.
• Iowa City Parking – 335 Iowa Ave.
• Tower Parking – 1 S Gilbert St.

Cancellation: If you cannot attend this event, please notify Alyssa at alyssa@johnsoncountyhistory.org. This will let us know not to wait for you to arrive and could allow us to fill that spot on the tour.

We want everyone to enjoy this registered event. If you notice individuals trying to join your tour, please notify your tour guide.

We are here for you! If you have any questions or concerns please ask a JCHS staff member or volunteer — we will be identified by name tags.

Payment: There is a suggested $5 donation per person for this event. All proceeds go toward future events and the preservation and interpretation of Johnson County history. For those that have yet to pay, there are three payment options:

-Pay via Paypal here: https://johnsoncountyhistory.org/donate
-Mail a check to Johnson County Historical Society PO Box 5081 Coralville, Iowa 52241
-Pay the day of the event
*Please include Haunted Happenings in memo line

SOLD OUT Haunted Happenings: Downtown Iowa City

Join Johnson County Historical Society for a night of haunted happenings in Downtown Iowa City. This walking tour will share the ghostly stories of 4 locations within Iowa City’s Downtown District. The walk is 1.4 miles and each tour is estimated to run about an hour. There will be two tours every half hour starting at Old Brick, 26 E Market St. First tour starts at 6:00 pm, last one will depart at 8:30. Tours are limited to 15 in a group and you must make reservations to attend this event. Click the link below to reserve your spot before all the time slots are filled! Come experience history in a whole new way at the most mysterious time of the year. This event is open to the public with a suggested $5 donation.

Registration link: SOLD OUT

What guests need to know:

We hope you are looking forward to Haunted Happenings: Downtown Iowa City as much as we are! It’s going to be fantastic. Below are some notes to keep in mind. Please read the following in its entirety, and contact alyssa@johnsoncountyhistory.org with any questions or concerns.

Arriving: Please arrive at Old Brick (26 E. Market St.) 15-20 minutes prior to your tour time. There will be a registration table for you to check-in at upon your arrival. Tours will depart at the exact scheduled time to avoid any delay in this event.

Parking: Parking is available at several parking ramps or on-street parking. Meter parking is free on Sundays!
Parking Ramps:
• IMU Parking Ramp (closest) – N Madison St,
• North Hall Parking Ramp – North end of Madison St.
• Iowa City Parking – 335 Iowa Ave.
• Tower Parking – 1 S Gilbert St.

Cancellation: If you cannot attend this event, please notify Alyssa at alyssa@johnsoncountyhistory.org. This will let us know not to wait for you to arrive and could allow us to fill that spot on the tour.

We want everyone to enjoy this registered event. If you notice individuals trying to join your tour, please notify your tour guide.

We are here for you! If you have any questions or concerns please ask a JCHS staff member or volunteer — we will be identified by name tags.

Payment: There is a suggested $5 donation per person for this event. All proceeds go toward future events and the preservation and interpretation of Johnson County history. For those that have yet to pay, there are three payment options:
-Pay via Paypal here: https://johnsoncountyhistory.org/donate
-Mail a check to Johnson County Historical Society PO Box 5081 Coralville, Iowa 52241
-Pay the day of the event
*Please include Haunted Happenings in memo line

Pumpkin Carving Party

Please join Take A Kid Outdoors (TAKO) on Saturday, October 21st from 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM at the Johnson County Poor Farm (located near Chatham Oaks) for our Annual Pumpkin Carving Event. We have plenty of carving kits, paint, pumpkin patterns, and supplies. Bring your own pumpkin or carve one of ours!

Before we can have pumpkins, we need to remember that the plants’ roots need to eat first! And what they’re eating is … THE SOIL! Come and have fun exploring compost and checking out the “Worm Wagon”.

For this event, we are partnering with Grow: Johnson County, the Johnson County Historical Society, and the City of Iowa City. Sponsors include New Pioneer Co-Op and Wilson’s Orchard.

Lunch will be served at 11:30 AM and we will have some hot apple cider and roasted pumpkin seeds to share!

Participants should dress to get muddy. Dress in layers and be prepared for a range of weather conditions. Bring a hat, work gloves, sunglasses, sunscreen, insect repellant, drinking water, and any other items you may need to be comfortable in the outdoors. Participants are encouraged to bring a digital camera and/or binoculars.

Please help us reduce waste by bringing a water bottle, plates, silverware and other lunch items. This event is FREE and OPEN to the public. Advance registration is requested, but not required. Questions about the event can be directed to TAKO Executive Director, Judy Joyce at (319)-358-2542 or by e-mail at judy@takeakidoutoors.org . 

Beyond the Grave: 2017 Cemetery Walk

Take a guided walk among the tombstones and meet some of Johnson County’s former residents during Johnson County Historical Society’s Beyond the Grave: 2017 Cemetery Walk on Sunday October 15, 2017 from 5:30 to 8:00 pm, pm at Old St. Joseph Cemetery located in Iowa City, Iowa. Emerging from the night in period costume, actors will tell the tales of individuals buried at Old St. Joseph Cemetery. Visitors will learn about important Iowa City citizens and enjoy refreshments at Happy Hollow Park.

Tours of Old St. Joseph Cemetery will depart every 30 minutes from Happy Hollow Park, 800 Brown St, Iowa City, IA. Parking is available at this location.

The cemetery walk is a free event, open to the public. Donations are appreciated. Lensing Funeral & Cremation is the sponsor of this year’s event. If you have any questions regarding this event, please contact JCHS at 351-5738 or email alyssa@johnsoncountyhistory.org.

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.

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