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Coralville 150 Rich History Bright Future Series “Life and Times”

March 26 @ 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM CDT

City of Coralville Celebrating 150 years 1872-2023 (logo) and historical images of Coralville.

This event serves as a reflection of Coralville’s history and future celebrating to help Coralville’s sesquicentennial. This event will feature numerous displays and activities to remark Coralville’s history, its development, and future and end with a presentation from local historian Rex Brandstatter that starts at 3pm.

This free event is part of a series of events held through October 2023 to celebrate Coralville’s sesquicentennial; Coralville will celebrate its 150th anniversary on October 3, 2023. Learn more at

Starting at 12:00 pm*:

Exhibits on display:

  • Historical boards from Johnson County Historical Society
  • Large historical maps of Coralville to showcase growth
  • Displays that reflect the diversity and different populations of Coralville
  • Board that highlights future developments along the riverfront and sustainability efforts by the City
  • Digital picture slideshow of historic Coralville images
  • Corps of Engineers display

Interactive elements:

  • Coralville historical coloring sheets
  • The League of Women Voters will be in period costume as suffragettes.  Talk to them about the women’s vote in Iowa.
  • Picture booth: Try on an old baseball uniform and take your picture in front of a historical baseball field in Coralville.
  • Be part of documenting Coralville’s sesquicentennial! Participate in a short interview, and tell us what you love about Coralville.
  • Coralville apparel and commemorative coins for sale

3:00-4:30 pm

Coralville historical presentation by Rex Brandstatter

4:30-5:00 pm

Light refreshments follow the historical presentation

* Regular library services will not be available during this event.




March 26
12:00 PM - 5:00 PM CDT
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Coralville Public Library
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Coralville Public Library
1401 5th Street
Coralville, IA 52241 United States
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