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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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Mark your calendars!! The 2016 JCHS Barn Tour is going on the road this year to the Heartland Acres Agribition Center in Independence, Iowa on September 10! More details to come. ... See MoreSee Less

Mark your calendars!! The 2016 JCHS Barn Tour is going on the road this year to the Heartland Acres Agribition Center in Independence, Iowa on September 10! More details to come.

Johnson County Historical Society added 2 new photos.

The 1876 Coralville Schoolhouse and The Corlaville Old Town Hall will be open on the 4th of July from 12pm-2pm! Come check out these preserved relics in Old Town Coralville!
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The 1876 Coralville Schoolhouse and The Corlaville Old Town Hall will be open on the 4th of July from 12pm-2pm! Come check out these preserved relics in Old Town Coralville!

Johnson County Historical Society added 5 new photos.

Thanks to everyone who attended the June Picnic at Plum Grove! We hope to see you again next month! A special thanks to the Historic Foodies of Iowa City for providing delicious plum treats for all!
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Thanks to everyone who attended the June Picnic at Plum Grove! We hope to see you again next month! A special thanks to the Historic Foodies of Iowa City for providing delicious plum treats for all!

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Lucas Farms Neighborhood AssociationSo much good food! I'm glad I got to stop by for a few minutes. Thanks to everyone who helped prepare for this!!!

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Upcoming Events

Sun 31

Picnic at Plum Grove

July 31 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Sun 28

Picnic at Plum Grove

August 28 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Sun 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.