The Johnson County Poor Farm site is important to Iowa’s history, telling the story of the county’s care for citizens from the earliest days until today.
Today, the Johnson County Historical Society provides interpretation of the site. *Open by appointment only. Please contact Johnson County Historical Society at least two business days in advance to schedule a tour. In 1855, the Johnson County supervisors decided to procure 160 acres on the edge of Iowa City for a “poor farm” to care for it’s citizens. The farm was to be self-supporting and the la
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Together, the Old Capitol Museum and the Museum of Natural History form the UI Pentacrest Museums, the university's doorways to discovery in the heart of downtown Iowa City.
Admission is always free!
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Rusty the Giant Sloth makes his home at the University of Iowa Museum of Natural History, and delights visitors of all ages by teaching us about life in Iowa during the Ice Age.
Plum Grove was the home of Iowa’s first Territorial Governor, Robert Lucas and his wife Friendly. The seven-room Greek Revival home constructed in 1844 was originally part of the Lucas family’s 360 acre farm just southeast of Iowa City.