Local History

Upcoming events

Tuesday, February 11, 2020 - 12:00pm

Meeting Room A

Iowa’s athletes have long impacted their teams, communities, and the sports they played, but African Americans did so while facing off against more than just the opposing team. They fought for the right to equal treatment on and off the field....

Tuesday, February 25, 2020 - 12:00pm

Meeting Room A

In 2016, the City of Iowa City applied for and received an African American Civil Rights Grant from the National Park Service for a two-part project. The first was to nominate two buildings in Iowa City associated with African American housing...

Thursday, May 7, 2020 - 5:00pm

Meeting Room A, Meeting Room B, Meeting Room C

The City’s Historic Preservation Commission, the Johnson County Historic Preservation Commission, and Friends of Historic Preservation present the 37th annual Historic Preservation Awards.

This recognition program acknowledges property...