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'...

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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...

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On the Centenary of the Great War: Poems, History and Songs of World War I

Join the Iowa City Public Library and the Iowa City/Johnson County Senior Center as we mark the 100th year since the start of World War I. The Senior Center group Reading Aloud reads poetry and...

Books and Writing, Local History

A Historical Tour of the Longfellow Neighborhood

Tom Schulein presents a Historical Tour of the Longfellow Neighborhood, an area rich in history. Join us to learn about an 1855 railroad line; a Civil War camp; streetcars; Moffitt homes; and many...

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