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Johnson County Historical Society Museum

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860 Quarry Rd.
Coralville, IA 52241 United States
(319) 351-5738 https://johnsoncountyhistory.org/museum/

The Johnson County Historical Society Museum is home to the Society’s more than 10,000 historic artifacts. The exhibits portray the diverse and vibrant heritage of the county, from the Meskwaki tribe and early settlers to contemporary times. The Community Room is available for event rentals.

April 2020

East Frisian Tea Party and Musicale

April 19 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Johnson County Historical Society Museum, 860 Quarry Rd.
Coralville, IA 52241 United States
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This annual event will feature delicious German food researched and provided by the Iowa City Historic Foodies. East Frisia, a cultural region that spans northeastern Germany, has a particular style of drinking tea that is recognized by UNESCO as part of Germany's Intangible Cultural Heritage. The musicale will commence after the meal and will include lively music performed by a range of musicians, both instrumental and vocal. This year celebrates anniversaries of Iowa City staples: the Preucil School of Music…

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Atlases, Maps, and More: The Melchoir Huebinger Lecture

April 26 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Johnson County Historical Society Museum, 860 Quarry Rd.
Coralville, IA 52241 United States
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This lecture, presented by Mike Flaherty, will provide a wealth of information about Melchoir Huebinger and his creation of the first Iowa road atlas. Melchoir Huebinger worked as a cartographer in the later part of the 1800s and the early 1900s. His work helped convince the nation that Iowa had "stepped out of the mud" and had new, modern paved roads. Huebinger and his company, the Iowa Publishing Co., were features at the Chicago and St. Louis World Fairs. Mike…

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June 2020

Using Archaeology to Follow Meskwaki Leaders across Pre-Statehood Iowa

June 14 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Johnson County Historical Society Museum, 860 Quarry Rd.
Coralville, IA 52241 United States
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Cindy Peterson shares the stories and artifacts that uncover the history of Meskwaki migrations in the early 1800s. She'll use her 20+ years of research and first-hand experience in the field of archaeology to bring to life the culture, ideas, and implications of the Meskwaki's migrations westward---moves that were sometimes chosen for themselves and other times imposed by the U.S. government under the pretense of political treaties. The University of Iowa’s Office of the State Archaeologist (OSA) investigated several sites…

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