Events

Authentic Traditional Communal Amana Dinner

01-Jan-2018

Any date, by special reservation for groups of 15 or more.
Contact us to make a reservation


Enjoy a three course dinner of appetizers, main course, and dessert featuring traditional Amana communal kitchen favorites. Served in one of the Amana Heritage Society's historical buildings. Special programs can be included. Call the Amana Heritage Museum at 319-622-3567 or email amanaheritage@southslope.net for pricing and to make arrangements.

WWI Exhibit Opening

05-Apr-2018

5-7 pm

1918: Pacifistic Patriots of the Amana Society During World War I

Exhibit featuring artwork done by local artists as part of the Amana Heritage Society and Amana Arts Guild's collaborative project to commemorate the Amana Boys who served in WWI. The Open House will be taking place at BOTH the Amana Heritage Museum AND the Amana Arts Guild in High Amana from 5-7. Make sure to visit both locations to see the entire exhibit!

Exhibit on display at the Amana Heritage Museum through October 31.

July Communal Kitchen Dinner

06-Jul-2018

AS OF JULY 3, THE DINNER IS FULL. JOIN US ON AUGUST 10.

5:30pm Walking Tour of Middle Amana
6:30pm Dinner

$25 per person

Menu
Boiling Beef
Spinat
Fried Potatoes
Two cold salads
Cooked Horseradish
Bread and Butter
Obstkuchen

Participate in Amana’s original dining experience at the Communal Kitchen Museum. Enjoy traditional Amana recipes and a short program. Dinner will be served at 6:30 P.M. 1003 26th Ave, Middle Amana. Cost is $25 per person and reservations and prepayment are required.

Questions? Call 319-622-3567 or email amanaheritage@southslope.net

Note you will not receive a ticket, your name will be placed on a check-in list.

WWI Talks

26-Jul-2018

The Causes and Effects of WWI


5 pm

We will host two presentations on WWI topics.


The Great War: Origins and Alliances
Monys Hagen
Professor Emerita
Department of History
Metropolitan State University of Denver


The presentation examines the European origins of WWI and America's reasons for ending neutrality and entering the conflict.


Issues of PTSD During WWI

Patricia Soukup
President
Fairfax Historical Foundation

WWI Commemoration Picnic

04-Aug-2018

WWI and the Media: 100th Anniversary of the Soldiers' Picnic in Amana


5 pm

Enjoy presentations and a picnic with family and friends and commemorate an event that occurred only once in Amana’s history.


The Demise of German-Iowan Newspapers during World War I
Glenn Ehrstine
Professor of German
University of Iowa

Prior to World War I, Iowa had some 40 thriving German newspapers. By 1926, all but four had ceased publication. Anti-German sentiment during the war caused the majority of these papers to either switch to English or close operations entirely. Prof. Ehrstine's talk will document the decline of the German-Iowan press between 1915 and 1925, drawing upon the extensive collection of German-Iowan newspapers held by the State Historical Society of Iowa.




Over Here, Over There: World War I Propaganda
Ranelle Knight-Lueth
Assistant Professor of Art History
Director of Galleries and Collections
Coe College

World War I ushered in many changes for the United States. Among them was the government's use of propaganda. Numerous artists volunteered their talents "over here" while others went "over there." Each of them contributed to the war effort, most notably by producing propaganda that was meant to spark patriotism, encourage conservation of resources, or stimulate the economy. The War Department even commissioned its first official combat artists, recognizing that art had the ability to document as well as persuade. Indeed, the Great War served as a catalyst for a creative revolution, one where the visual arts played an integral part.



Picnic supper from the Amana Meat Shop
$10 per person for sandwich, side, cookie.
Bring your own drink, only water will be provided.
Visit https://amanaheritage.ecrater.com/p/30938001/august-4-picnic-supper to reserve a meal



August Communal Kitchen Dinner

10-Aug-2018

5:30 pm Dinner
Walking tour following

$25 per person

Participate in Amana’s original dining experience at the Communal Kitchen Museum, 1003 26th Ave, Middle Amana, IA. Enjoy traditional Amana recipes and a walking tour of Middle Amana. Cost is $25 per person and reservations and prepayment are required.

Questions? Call 319-622-3567 or email amanaheritage@southslope.net.

Purchase a spot on our online store at https://amanaheritage.ecrater.com/p/30954819/august-communal-kitchen-dinner

Please note that you will not receive a ticket, your name will be placed on a check-in list.

September Communal Kitchen Dinner

07-Sep-2018

$25 per person

Participate in Amana’s original dining experience at the Communal Kitchen Museum. Enjoy traditional Amana recipes and a short program. 1003 26th Ave, Middle Amana. Cost is $25 per person and reservations and prepayment are required. Questions? Call 319-622-3567 or email amanaheritage@southslope.net. Purchase tickets on our online store at https://amanaheritage.ecrater.com/

AHS 50th Anniversary

09-Sep-2018

Amana Heritage Society Turns 50!

Click here for more information about the Amana Heritage Society.

Annual Harvest Dinner and Silent Auction

14-Sep-2018

5:30 P.M.

$25 per person

Join us for our Annual Harvest Dinner and Silent Auction! This year's dinner is scheduled for Friday, September 14, 2018, at the Price Creek Event Center in Amana. This event once again promises to be a great time, with appetizers, a delicious dinner, live music, and of course the silent auction of wonderful arts, crafts, services, and experiences donated by local individuals and businesses. This year's event is very special as it is the Amana Heritage Society's 50th Anniversary.

Doors open at 5:30 with dinner at 7:00 P.M. 

Dinner tickets are $25 each

In conjunction, the Amana Heritage Society is holding a raffle featuring a grand prize of Amana Society, Inc gift certificates. Raffle tickets are $100 and include two dinner admissions. Raffle winners will be drawn after the dinner.

Raffle and dinner tickets can be purchased from any Amana Heritage Society board member or at the museum office. Phone 319-622-3567 or email us at amanaheritage@southslope.net for information.

Oktoberfest

06-Oct-2018

The Amana Heritage Society will sell their famous potato pancakes along with bratwurst and currywurst on Saturday, October 6 during Amana's Oktoberfest.

Prelude to Christmas

30-Nov-2018

Amana Heritage Museum’s Special Exhibit: A Century of Dolls and Toys at Christmastime

 This special exhibit was created for the holiday season.  The museum auditorium will be transformed into a child’s dream with over 150 collectible dolls from the 1890s to today plus lots of other fun toys and games.  Reminisce with your family about your Christmas past. 

Also, free registration at the High Amana General Store to win an authentic Erzgebirge-made German Christmas pyramid. Drawing will be held on Sunday, December 3.