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Our Brief Introduction.

We invite you to peruse our site. Read the Story. Order the Book. Enjoy the journey. Drop us a note and join us in accomplishing the Vision to develop Remembrance Park – A Wildflower Park to Contemplate the Origins of Johnson County, Iowa.

Join us Labor Day – September 5th, 2022

All are invited to join us on Labor Day, September 5, 2022, at 10:30 am for the dedication of Remembrance Park – located at the corner of Sand Rd. and Napoleon St., south of Iowa City. After the unveiling of landmark plaques, there will be several groups of musicians including a Meskwaki festive dance. Remembrance Park is devoted to the memory of the earliest Johnson County residents – the Meskwaki tribe, to Jenny – a Native American woman, to Mogawk -an African-American man, to the Phelps brothers – early fur traders in Johnson County, and to the handful of settlers who helped set up our county‘s government in January 1838. It’s this small group of individuals who guided our course towards a spirit of diversity – a hope we desire to carry forward today. PLEASE PASS THE WORD! Parking is available along Sand Road – Bring your own lawn chairs! Our program will last approximately one hour.

Join us for a special Meet The Phelps Family Day – Friday – September 2 – More details here.

Sponsored By The Friends of Johnson County Remembrance Park – Iowa City, Iowa

Our friends from Iowa’s Meskwaki Tribe have provided us with a beautiful vision statement that says it all. Read more about the work of keeping the Meskwaki language alive.