Tag: Winter Event

Events from December to February.

Hudson’s Community Night

Show your support for the Johnson County Historical Society by taking part in Community Night at Hudson’s Tap in Iowa City on January 30th! A portion of the proceeds will go toward Johnson County Historical Society’s efforts to educate, preserve, and interpret Johnson County’s history.

Hudson’s Tap is a neighborhood bar and restaurant on the southwest side of Iowa City. It is locally owned with a 100% made-from-scratch menu and 40 beers on tap. Come enjoy a meal at Hudson’s while supporting a local organization!

WinterFest 2019

Coralville creates a special place to interact with local business while having the time of your life. Visit JCHS to complete a special craft and warm up with a hot drink. Free admission to the Heritage Museum!

Aisle of Lights (JCHS Activities)

JCHS takes part in the annual luminary extravaganza this December. Visit Coralville to see the beautiful luminaries set up around town. Free admission to the Heritage Museum!

Annual Celebration of History

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 admin@johnsoncountyhistory.org.

Thank you to our event sponsors:

Lost Buxton Lecture

Join JCHS in celebrating Black History Month! Come hear beloved authoress and sought-after public speaker Rachelle Chase talk about her latest book Images of America: Lost Buxton.

Iowa City Archives Crawl

Free and open to the public. Look for JCHS’s director and collections manager at the Iowa City Public Library!

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.

The Life of Harriet Tubman

In honor of Black History Month, Johnson County Historical Society is hosting a program on Harriet Tubman, as portrayed by Coralville resident, Portia Byrd.

Harriet Tubman was an African-American abolitionist, humanitarian, and Union spy during the American Civil War. Born into slavery, Tubman escaped and subsequently made about thirteen missions to rescue approximately seventy enslaved family and friends, using the network of antislavery activists and safe houses known as the Underground Railroad. She later helped John Brown recruit men for his raid on Harpers Ferry, and in the post-war era struggled for women’s suffrage. (American History USA)

Portia Byrd is a professional storyteller who has won many awards for her performances. She has fought against segregation and prejudice her whole life, even attended the March on Washington in August 1963.

This event is free and open to the public.

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