Join with the Iowa City Public Library, the Johnson County Historical Society and the Iowa City Host Lions as they showcase ICPL's new digital history collections. The Digital History Project is the online hub for the photographs, letters, and other digitized artifacts that detail stories of Johnson County’s cultural heritage. The website launches with digitized photographs from the Johnson County Historical Society—photos from the turn-of-the-century, horse-and-buggy Iowa City; images of the 1939 Centennial Parade; and color shots of buildings being torn down during the 1970s urban renewal. These high-quality images allow people to zoom in on the fine details captured by the click of a camera, transporting viewers back in time.
The Digital History Project is not just a website, however. ICPL seeks to build a robust digital library—one that seeks to gather artifacts and memories that inform narratives about Johnson County’s history and cultural heritage. May 23 brings that history to life.
Irving Weber’s favorite treat, ice cream, will be served.
Event is free and open to the public and will be shown live on Library Channel 10.
This event is open to the public.
This event will be broadcast LIVE on The Library Channel, Iowa City cable channel 20.