Local History

Iowa's Own Monuments Man: George Stout

During WWII, Winterset, Iowa native George Stout was a member of the U.S. Army's "Monuments, Fine Arts, and Archives program" devoted to recovering art and other items of cultural...

Arts, Music, and Hobbies, Local History

Images of America: Coralville

Author and Herbert Hoover Presidential Library Director Emeritus Timothy Walch shares historic pictures of Coralville from his new book, “Images of America: Coralville”.

Recorded May 27,...

Books and Writing, Local History

History of Iowa City's Grocery Stores

Tom Schulein, citizen historian, presents on the history of Iowa City grocery stores from the corner store to the superstore. Co-sponsored b the Iowa City/Johnson County Senior Center.

Local History

Helen Lemme: A History

Sixth-grade girl history detectives, all students from Lemme Elementary School present a program about their school's namesake, African-American civil rights advocate Helen Lemme.

Local History

Iowa City Food History: 1830-1900

Rachel Wobeter, UI Museum Studies student, presents a talking tour of Iowa City's food history. She shares photos from Iowa City's earlier years and historical notes about the town'...

Local History

Prohibition, Breweries and Beer Caves in Iowa City

Marlin Ingalls, architectural historian, gives a presentation on the history of prohibition, breweries and the beer caves in Iowa City.

Local History

The History of Downtown Iowa City

Author Marybeth Slonneger presents on the history of downtown Iowa City.

Cosponsored by ICPL & Friends of Historic Preservation. WOW: Weber on Wednesday is a month long celebration...

Books and Writing, Local History

Plum Grove Gardens- Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow

State Extension Master Gardeners Betty Kelly and Carolyn Murphy talk about the gardens at Plum Grove, the home of Iowa's first Territorial Governor, Robert Lucas and his family.

Gardening, Nature, and Home, Local History

Project Green: The Gardens of Brucemore

David Morton, the Head Gardener at Brucemore presents a tour of Iowa's only National Trust Historic Site. Brucemore, a 26-acre, park like estate encompasses a Queen Anne-style mansion and...

Gardening, Nature, and Home, Local History Project GREEN

175th Iowa City Birthday Celebration

Watch Iowa City celebrate its 175th birthday. To begin, Guy Drollinger and Friends play music. Later, Mayor Matt Hayek presents a special program highlighting accounts of early Iowa City history...

Local History