From rough-n-tumble wilderness days in 1839 through a 21st century tornado, exciting places have persisted in Iowa City. Using colorful images and favorite stories, local history buff Bob Hibbs highlights College Green park just east of the downtown where an affluent neighborhood grew expensive homes and first Iowa governor Robert Lucas owned a spring providing mineral water for hot baths, where a "female academy" floundered in the park and the Iowa governor's mansion was sited, but never built. A twister visited in 2006, leveling some structures while sparing others. Now, College Green grows new trees among welcoming neighbors who offer a home May 11 tour to benefit Friends of Historic Preservation.
Sponsored by the Iowa City Public Library and the Friends of Historic Preservation, as part of the 2014 Irving Weber Days.
Beth and Maeve will come in around 11 to set up 75 extra chairs.
This event is open to the public.
This event will be broadcast LIVE on The Library Channel, Iowa City cable channel 20.