Events

Authentic Traditional Communal Amana Dinner

01-Jan-2017

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.

Christmastime Special Exhibit

24-Nov-2017

Over a Century of Dolls, Toys, and Games at Christmastime
November 24- December 16

 

Bundle up the whole family and bring them to the Amanas during the holiday season to make new memories by visiting the Amana Heritage Museum’s special exhibit!  With contributions from a dozen local families, the Amana Heritage Museum’s Special Exhibit to will put you into the holiday mood by showcasing hundreds of unique toys, games, and dolls from every era.

 This special exhibit was created for visitors to enjoy during the holiday season.  The museum auditorium will be transformed into a child and grown up’s dream with 150 collectible dolls from 1890 to today plus lots of other fun toys and games.  Antique toys include communal-era made buck sleds, a handmade roller horse, 1880s German-built Vulkan train set and a Lionel train set.

 The exhibit highlights collectible dolls from every era. Enjoy several 1890 dolls owned by young Amana girls many years ago.  Madame Alexander dolls from the 1960s to the 1980s will delight you in fun vignettes.  A number of early Barbies and a vintage Shirley Temple doll will bring back wonderful memories.  G.I. Joe, C3PO, Yoda, Princess Leia and Cabbage Patch Dolls will be on hand.  Modern collectible dolls include lots of American Girls with accessories, Gone with the Wind Barbies, and Bitty Babies.

 

November 24-26 (Thanksgiving Weekend) Hours

Friday 10-4, Saturday 10-5, and Sunday 10-3

 

December 1-3 (Prelude to Christmas Weekend) Hours

Fri noon-7pm.  Program:  Doll Collecting & Care 3pm and 5pm

Saturday 10-7pm.  Program:  Doll Collecting & Care 1pm and 4pm. Also kids crafts and snacks!

Sunday noon-4pm.

 

December 9

10-5

 

December 16

10-5

 

Prelude to Christmas

01-Dec-2017

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 and enjoy special programs on December 1st and 2nd. 

 

Prelude Weekend at the Museum- Free Admission

Friday, December 1st: 12-7pm.  Program:  Doll Collecting & Care 3pm and 5pm.

Saturday, December 2nd: 10-7pm.  Program:  Doll Collecting & Care 1pm and 4pm. Also kids crafts and snacks!

Sunday, December 3rd: 12-4pm.

 

Also, free registration at the High Amana General Store to win an authentic Erzgebirge-made German Christmas pyramid valued at $350. Drawing will be held on Sunday, December 3.

 Christmas pyramid

  FREE admission and fun programming Dec 1-3

  Regular admission Nov 24-26 and Dec 9 and 16

  www.festivalsinamana.com



Europe Trip Summer 2018

05-Jun-2018

June 5, 2018- June 18, 2018

Join us for a trip to Switzerland, France, and Spain in June 2018!

This time we will be flying from Cedar Rapids to Zurich, Switzerland and visiting the Rhine Falls.  Then we will travel into France to visit Chamonix, Lyon, and Marseille, to name a few cities.  Following that we will visit the Catalonia region of Spain, including Barcelona.  We will fly from Barcelona back to Cedar Rapids.

Here is a detailed itinerary.

If you are interested in joining us on the trip, please fill out the registration form and bring it to the museum office or mail it to PO Box 81 Amana, IA 52203 with a $500 deposit per person.

The trip is open to everyone, regardless if you are a member or not. Please send your deposit and reservation form in ASAP.

Questions? Contact the museum office at 319.622.3567 or email us.