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

Sunday, May 26, 2019 - 2:00pm

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 2-4, just in time for...

Tuesday, May 28, 2019 - 6:00pm

Other

You may have noticed that some new amazing murals have appeared around downtown Iowa City. Now's your chance to take a tour with Thomas Agran, Director of Public Art for the Iowa City Downtown District. Iowa Citizens of all ages, with or...

Wednesday, May 29, 2019 - 7:00pm

Meeting Room A, Meeting Room B, Meeting Room C

All In One Room: A History of Country Schools in Johnson County, Iowa by Franklin L. Yoder is the culmination of a five-year research and oral history project conducted by a committee of dedicated members and volunteers at the Johnson County...