Remembrance Park – Dedication – Labor Day – September 5, 2022.
PLEASE PASS THE WORD! Parking is available along Sand Road – Bring your own lawn chairs! Our program will last approximately one hour.
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.
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