Iowa City, Johnson County, and Eastern Iowa history, as seen through the eyes of postage stamps, postcards, letters, coins, books, and other collectibles.
Our Iowa Heritage: Iowa Statehood Day – December 28th.
On Monday, December 28, 1846, upon the signature of President James K. Polk, Iowa became the 29th state in the Union.
Over the years, the people of Iowa have celebrated Iowa Statehood Day. Below are just a few postal covers celebrating December 28th…
On December 28, 1995, the Iowa Statehood Sesquicentennial (1846-1996) celebration began with a debut program held in Iowa City. This kicked off a whole year of Sesquicentennial celebrations around the Hawkeye State, with Stamp Day being celebrated in Dubuque on August 1st, and everything concluding on Statehood Day – December 28, 1996 with a 150th birthday party in Des Moines.