Tag: Volunteer Opportunity

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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Plum Grove Season Opening

Join us in celebrating this year’s season opening of Plum Grove Historic Home! Visitors will explore the home of Iowa’s first Territorial Governor, view Plum Grove’s vegetable and flower gardens, and enjoy treats provided by the Historic Foodies of Iowa City.

“PLAY BALL!” the early Iowa way: Participants at this year’s Plum Grove Season Opening will also have an opportunity to partake in a 19th-century style game of American cricket. Historian Tom Melville will conduct short, informal cricket games from 1:00 to 4:30. The games will be run on a continuous walkup basis during that time and are open to all. No experience required! Come and discover what “play ball” meant to the people of Iowa!

This event is free and open to the public. Questions? Call 319-351-5738.


[SOLD OUT] Afternoon Tea on the Titanic

Discover what tea time was like on the Titanic!

Traditional afternoon tea will be served featuring menu items from the Titanic. Author Lilly Setterdahl of Moline, Illinois, will present a program on the significance of the Titanic and its legacy. Setterdahl has written three books about the Titanic, two historical fiction and one nonfiction. Johnson County Historical Society will provide information on Iowans who were aboard the Titanic.

Special thanks to the Historic Foodies of Iowa City for helping prepare the food!

Members: $25 Non-Members: $30
Call 319-351-5738 to RSVP
Period clothing is encouraged!


Join us for the 10th 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

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 36th annual Aisle of Lights weekend includes free events throughout Coralville on Sunday, December 11, 2016, and miles luminarias beginning at 5:00 pm.

Aisle of Lights at the Johnson County Historical Society

Coralville’s 36th annual Aisle of Lights weekend includes free events throughout Coralville on Sunday, December 11, 2016, and miles luminarias beginning at 5:00 pm. JCHS will be having cookie decorating, free admission to the JCHS Exhibit Hall, and hot apple cider. Also check out the Hawkeye Model Railroad Display and 1/2 price admission to the Antique Car Museum of Iowa.

Pumpkin Party

Johnson County Historical Society is partnering with Take A Kid Outdoors – Iowa for their Annual Pumpkin Carving event! JCHS will have the historic asylum building open to the public.

Come join in on all the fun fall activities! October 22nd from 11:00 am- 1:00 pm at the Johnson County Poor Farm & Asylum.


2016 Annual Cemetery Walk


Join us at the St. Mary’s Newport Church for one of our most popular events, our annual cemetery walk! This year, take a guided walk among the tombstones and meet some of St. Mary’s finest residents! After your adventure, enjoy some light refreshments.

October 9, 2016 5:30 – 8:00 PM St. Mary’s Newport Church 2683 Newport Road NE Solon, IA 52333

St. Mary’s Newport Church is currently in the process of raising funds to renovate the roof and siding. The church will be hosting a bake sale during our cemetery walk. All proceeds will go towards the renovations. Please help save this beautiful Johnson County treasure!

This is a free event open to the public. For questions, call 319-351-5738.


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