Local History

Irving Weber's Iowa City: A One Man Show

Eric Johnson stars in a one man show depicting Irving Weber, Iowa City's official historian.

Local History

Weber Days: Why Save an Old Barn?

The Secrest 1883 Octagonal Barn is one of the oldest and largest round barns in the United States. Its current owner, Rich Tyler, shares the story of the barn's history and preservation. He...

Local History

Weber Days: Little Village, Big Progress

A panel of past and current Little Village publishers and editors discuss the 15-plus years of independent publishing in Iowa City.

Melody Dworark - former editor

Local History

Weber Days: The Jefferson Hotel and the Murals of Mildred Pelzer

Mildred Pelzer's mural, "Raildroad Arrives" is on loan to ICPL during renovation at Longfellow Elementary School. Sean Ulmer, executive director of the Cedar Rapids Museum of Art,...

Local History

Weber Days: The Plain and Colorful Story of Feed Sacks

Author, Linzee Kull McCray, shares stories and images from her book, "Feed Sacks: The Colorful History of a Frugal Fabric." It brings together tales of hardship, resilience, and social...

Local History

Weber Days: Local History Resources at ICPL

The Iowa City Public Library has many unique collections that focus on historical information about the Iowa City area. Adult Services Coordinator, Maeve Clark, discusses the online resources that...

Local History

Weber Days 2017: Voxman and Eble: Iowa City's Music Men

Starting in the 1950s, Himie Voxman and Charlie Eble traveled throughout the United States and Europe, collecting sheet music for arrangement, study, and sale in Iowa City. Katie Buehner, head of...

Local History

Weber Days 2017: University Town, Union Town

John W. McKerley, an oral historian at the University of Iowa Labor Center, gives an introduction to the labor history of Iowa City and Johnson County.

Weber Days is a series of local...

Local History

Invisible Hawkeyes: African Americans at the UI During the Long Civil Rights Era

Dr. Lena M. Hill, Senior Associate to the UI President and Dr. Michael D. Hill, UI Associate Professor of English and African American Studies, discuss the creation of the 2016 book "...

Books and Writing, Local History

Civil Rights Photography Beyond the South with Mark Speltz

Author and Historian Mark Speltz will be here to read from his new book North of Dixie: Civil Rights Photography Beyond The South. The history of the civil rights movement is commonly illustrated...

Arts, Music, and Hobbies, Local History