Weber Days

May is National Historic Preservation Month and we celebrate with Irving B. Weber Days.

About Irving B. Weber (1900-1997)

Irving B. Weber was instrumental in helping Iowa City preserve its history. Weber wrote more than 800 articles for the Iowa City Press-Citizen detailing what it was like to grow up in Iowa City, details like the best places to buy penny candy, the joys of cooling off in Melrose Lake in the summer, and of sledding parties on closed-off streets. In recognition for his work in recording local history, Weber was named Iowa City's Official Historian in 1989.

Community Partners

  • Iowa City Host Noon Lions Club
  • Iowa Genealogical Society
  • Johnson County Historical Society
  • New Horizons Band
  • Orchestra Iowa
  • State Historical Society of Iowa
  • Think Bicycles
  • University of Iowa Women's Archives

Upcoming events

Logo of the Friends of Historic Preservation

Wednesday, May 25, 2022 - 7:00pm

Digital Media Lab

Always wanted to know the history of your house? We’d love to help! We’ll provide a brief overview of the resources available in Iowa City to research your home. Then we’ll spend some time getting you started. Co-sponsored by Friends of Historic...

Adults Local History

Sunday, May 29, 2022 - 1:00pm

Storytime Room

Every May we celebrate the life of Iowa City historian Irving Weber. At one time, Mr. Weber was an owner of an ice cream shoppe in town! Today, create your own ice cream cone to your liking in the Storytime Room from 1-4, just in time for summertime...

Tweens Kids Families Arts & Crafting