Picnic at Plum Grove

Pack a picnic and come enjoy the charms of Plum Grove!
JCHS will provide historical lawn games, Plum Grove tours, and garden tours on the last Sunday of July and August.
Historic Foodies will provide historical snacks at each of the picnic events.

Join us on these dates:
*July 30th, 2017
*August 27th, 2017

Time: Begins at 1 p.m.
*Garden tours 2-4 p.m.

Picnic at Plum Grove

Pack a picnic and come enjoy the charms of Plum Grove!
JCHS will provide historical lawn games, Plum Grove tours, and garden tours on the last Sunday of July and August.
Historic Foodies will provide historical snacks at each of the picnic events.

Join us on these dates:
*July 30th, 2017
*August 27th, 2017

Time: Begins at 1 p.m.
*Garden tours 2-4 p.m.

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.

Community Foundation of Johnson CountyThis program is supported in part by a grant from the 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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Summer Camp: Little School on the Prairie

Come experience the life of an 1876 Johnson County student in the Coralville schoolhouse! Campers are invited to dress in period clothing while they participate in lessons, crafts, and outdoor activities that follow the 1876 theme.

Community Foundation of Johnson CountyThis program is supported in part by a grant from the Community Foundation of Johnson County.

Dates: June 12 – 16, 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.

Child's Name : Child's DOB :
Last School : Grade Completed :

Name of Parent/Guardian : Email Address :
Address : City/State/Zip :
Day Phone : Evening Phone :
Anything else you'd like us to know? :
Prove you're not a robot :


Please click the Submit button. The page will refresh and you will see a Success Message directly below. Once you see the Success Message, proceed to make payment online using any credit card.





Packing Up – A Program Presented By Sarah Uthoff

JCHS will be hosting the program “Packing Up” in honor of Laura Ingalls Wilder’s 150th birthday!

This program features a twist on Wilder’s life as the audience looks in on her as she is packing up to move to Mansfield, Missouri. Wilder moved around a lot in life and collected a lot of experiences. As she is getting ready to leave De Smet, South Dakota for the last time, she is going through an old trunk to see if there is anything that can be left behind. Each artifact in the old trunk holds a story, one story for each of the places that Wilder lived.

This program is presented by Sarah Uthoff. Sarah is an active Laura Ingalls Wilder researcher. She currently serves as President of the Laura Ingalls Wilder Legacy and Research Association.

Funding for this event is provided by Humanities Iowa and the National Endowment for the Humanities. This event is free and open to the public. Questions? Call (319) 351-5738 or email us at admin@johnsoncountyhistory.org

 

 

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