Plum Grove has been reopened following closure due to storm damage. Visit for a house tour from 1-5pm Wednesday through Sunday.


On Wednesday July 16 from 5:30-7pm, Plum Grove will host the Taste of the Heritage Garden, an event put on by the Johnson County Master Gardeners. Join us for soups, salads, breads, vegetables, and desserts- all made from 19th Century recipes. A cash donation of $5.00 is suggested. Free parking. The house will be open for tours.  

Upcoming Dates at JCHS

July 16: Taste of the Heritage Garden at Plum Grove Historic Home (1030 Carroll St, Iowa City), 5:30-7:00pm, $5.00 per person. All proceeds help fund the Plum Grove gardens, Kirkwood Horticulture scholarships, Master Gardener scholarships, and 4H fair prizes. Free parking. Sponsored by the Johnson County Master Gardeners.

July 21-24: Johnson County Fair: 

August 16: Barn Tour, 9am. Tour century farms from Madison and Monroe Townships that are all still in operation. Transportation, meal, and tour all included in registration fee. Commentary by Major General Bob Sentman (retired). $25 for members, $30 for non-members. Lunch catered by HyVee.  JCHS is grateful for the sponsorship of Hills Bank.

October 5: Annual Meeting, Weeber Pavilion, Time TBD

October 26: Cemetery Walk, Coralville's Oak Hill Cemetery

Dec 7: Aisle of Lights, 1-4pm

 

Have any questions about what's going on at JCHS? Call (319) 351-5738 or email us

  

 

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Museum hours

Johnson County Historical Society Museum

860 Quarry Road, Coralville, IA 52241

Monday:  Closed

Tuesday-Saturday: 10 a.m - 5 p.m.

Sunday: Noon- 5 p.m.

Admission* :  $5 per visitor  -  which includes admission to the Antique Car Museum of Iowa

                     JCHS members: Free

                     Under 12: Free

        

Group rates are $4 per person for groups over ten. To schedule a group tour (self-guided) please call (319) 351-5738.

 

plum grove historic home

1030 Carroll Street, Iowa City, IA 52240

Memorial Day Weekend to Labor Day Weekend: Wednesday-Sunday from 1:00-5:00 p.m.

After Labor Day Weekend to October 31st: Saturday-Sunday from 1:00-5:00 p.m.  

Free admission

To arrange a group tour please call (319) 351-5738 or email. (Please contact us at least 2 days in advance to schedule a tour)

 

1876 Coralville schoolhouse

310 5th Street, Coralville, IA 52241

Open by appointment only.  Please call (319) 351-5738 to schedule a tour. (Please contact us at least 2 days in advance to schedule a tour)

 

1855 johnson county poor farm & asylum

Corner of Melrose and Slothower Ave. (just west of Hwy. 218), Iowa City, IA

Open by appointment only.  Please call (319) 351-5738 to schedule a tour. (Please contact us at least 2 days in advance to schedule a tour)