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    Coralville Town Hall

    Now in it’s new location!

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    2016 Barn Tour

    September 10 at 8:30am
    Tour to Heartland Acres

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    Picnic at Plum Grove

    Pack a picnic and enjoy the charms of Plum Grove! Last Sunday of each month this summer.

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  • 1876 Coralville Schoolhouse

    1876 Schoolhouse

    See what a typical day in a one-room school from the 1870s would be like.

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  • Johnson County Poor Farm & Asylum

    Johnson County Poor Farm & Asylum

    The Johnson County Poor Farm is open for tours Tuesday through Friday by appointment.

    Please contact us at least two days in advance.

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    Be A Guest of the Past

    Teachers, students, and group leaders enjoy discovering their past at the 1876 Coralville Schoolhouse.

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Who We Are

A private, non-profit group committed to serving the public by furthering an appreciation of the historical and cultural heritage of the Johnson County community through education, preservation and interpretation.

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Wishlist

JCHS greatly appreciates the donations and support of our community and members. While we always need donations for operational support, we also have a few specific items that staff need for our day to day work and special events. If you are interested in making an in-kind contribution of any of the items listed below, please use our Contact form or call us at 319-351-5738.

  • 1870 Period Clothing
  • Pruning Shears and other landscaping tools
  • Snacks for upcoming exhibit openings and special events

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Johnson County Historical Society's Annual Barn Tour would not be possible every year without Hills Bank and Trust Company. This incredible organization sponsors the event every year. JCHS would like to thank Hills Bank and Trust Company for all that they do for JCHS! ... See MoreSee Less

Johnson County Historical Societys Annual Barn Tour would not be possible every year without Hills Bank and Trust Company. This incredible organization sponsors the event every year. JCHS would like to thank Hills Bank and Trust Company for all that they do for JCHS!

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Hills Bank and Trust CompanyYou're welcome and thank you for the very kind words! We're happy to sponsor the annual Barn Tour event.

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This Sunday (August 28th) is another picnic at Plum Grove. Come eat some delicious historic food prepared by the Historic Foodies, play some lawn games, and tour the inside of Plum Grove and the gardens. Event starts at 1 pm and is free and open to the public. ... See MoreSee Less

This Sunday (August 28th) is another picnic at Plum Grove. Come eat some delicious historic food prepared by the Historic Foodies, play some lawn games, and tour the inside of Plum Grove and the  gardens. Event starts at 1 pm and is free and open to the public.

Upcoming Events

Sun 28

Picnic at Plum Grove

August 28 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Sep 10

2016 Barn Tour

September 10 @ 8:30 am - 3:00 pm
Sep 25

Picnic at Plum Grove

September 25 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

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Museum Hours

  • Mondays: Closed
  • Tuesday - Saturday: 10:00am - 5:00pm
  • Sunday: 12:00pm - 5:00pm
  • Admission: $5/person, JCHS Members and children under 12 are FREE
    Price includes free admission to the Antique Car Museum of Iowa
  • Group rates available

Plum Grove Hours

  • Memorial Day Weekend to Labor Day Weekend: Wednesday-Sunday - 1:00pm - 5:00pm
  • After Labor Day Weekend to October 31st: Saturday-Sunday - 1:00pm - 5:00pm
  • Free admission
  • To arrange a group tour please call (319) 351-5738 or email at least two days in advance.

Schoolhouse Hours

  • Open by appointment only.
  • Please call (319) 351-5738 at least two days in advance to schedule a tour.

Poor Farm Hours

  • Open by appointment only.
  • Please call (319) 351-5738 at least two days in advance to schedule a tour.

Coralville Town Hall Hours

  • Open by appointment only.
  • Please call (319) 351-5738 at least two days in advance to schedule a tour.