German Iowa & the Global Midwest Event


German Iowa & the Global Midwest at the Amana Heritage Museum

Commemorate and celebrate over a century and a half of German Iowa right here in the Amana Colonies. Experience the traveling exhibit and the new Noe House exhibits all day for FREE!



9am WWI Amana Veterans Remembrance

9am Amana History Video

9:45am Welcome by Jon Childers, Executive Director, Amana Heritage Museum

10:00 German Iowa During WWI by Prof. Dr. Glenn Ehrstine, University of Iowa

11am to noon Visit the Amana Heritage Society Archives to sample its treasures

11am Play Video (11, 11:30, 12, 12:30)


1pm The Amana Society during World War I by Jon Childers, Amana Heritage Museum

2pm Celestial, Local, and German: The “Amana” Meteorite as Historical Nexus by Prof. Dr. Tyler Carrington, Cornell College

3pm Roundtable discussion

5pm Community Open House Reception.  Everyone is invited to celebrate Amana’s Heritage

The German Iowa & the Global Midwest are sponsored by the Obermann Center for Advanced Studies with major funding by the Ida Cordelia Beam Visiting Professorships and with the generous support of the Chicago Consulate General of the Federal Republic of Germany.