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.
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
STUMPED SATURDAY: Butler's Capitol is referred to frequently in early Iowa City history. What was it? A. A bank B. The home of Walter Butler near the present day Butler Bridge over the Iowa River enroute to River Heights. C. An early Iowa City hotel ... See MoreSee Less
Johnson County Historical SocietyThe answer is C. Butler's Capitol was a hotel built by Walter Butler on the northeast corner of Clinton and Washington Streets. Butler's Capitol later was taken over by Alexander Gault and the name changed to City Inn.
Attention: Due to a last minute emergency, today's finger weaving workshop is cancelled. JCHS apologizes for any inconveniences this may cause. We hope to reschedule this event in the near future. Thank you for understanding. Any questions, please call our office. ... See MoreSee Less