Tag: Winter Event

Events from December to February.

Celebration of History

Celebration of History is an event designed for the diverse members of the JCHS. Think of it as our State of the Union Address. If you don’t go to anything else, go to this. There’s always good food and a good time had by all.

Mr. Paul Juhl is our speaker this year. He’ll present his research on Frank Lloyd Wright, the famous architect, and discuss his new book The Iowa Angle: Frank Lloyd Wright.

The Celebration of History will be held at the Johnson County Historical Society Museum. It will be the last time this event and the Irving Weber Award will be presented in our current building before the move to the Xtream Arena!

Tentative Schedule:

12 PM — Silent Auction

12:15 — Catered Lunch

1 PM — Presentation of Irving Weber Award

1:15 — Presentation by Paul Juhl

2 PM — Arena Walkthrough


Registration is requested. Please fill out the form below or call the JCHS offices at (319) 351-5738.

Aisle of Lights (JCHS Activities)

The Coralville Aisle of Lights is an annual winter event perfectly suited to the dreary weather. The brightly lit luminarias around the city give a warmth and friendliness in the cold. The JCHS will have crafts, baked goods, and hot cider for you and your family!

This event is free and open to the public.

The JCHS partners with the Antique Car Museum of Iowa to provide a reduced admission price for both museums on this special day.

Open House: Xtream Arena & GreenState Family Fieldhouse

The ArenaCo board members and Xtream Arena & GreenState Family Fieldhouse staff invite the community to come out to Vesta for a community open house. At this month’s event, we will hear from Johnson County Historical Society Director, Alexandra McKendree about their eventual relocation into the new facility attached to Xtream Arena. Also, hear from city representatives, Mortenson Construction, staff members from facility operators, and Spectra Venue Management. A short program will start at 5:30pm. Hope to see you there!



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


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