Authentic Traditional Communal Amana Dinner


Any date, by special reservation for groups of 15 or more.
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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 for pricing and to make arrangements.

Winterfest Communal Kitchen Breakfast


9:00 A.M. | $10.

The event is full and we are no longer taking reservations

As part of the Amana Colonies' annual Winterfest celebration Saturday January 21, the Amana Heritage Society will be firing up the historic wood-burning hearth in the Communal Kitchen Museum in Middle Amana to serve a communal-style breakfast. In addition to enjoying the delicious meal, participants will be able to see how the hearth works, how communal kitchen women worked and learn some of the history of the Ruedy Kitchen house.

Breakfast will be served at 9:00 A.M. Cost is $10 per person and reservations are required. Please call 319-622-3567 or email

German Iowa Traveling Exhibit


From April 26- May 8, 2017, the Amana Heritage Museum will host a traveling exhibition about Germans in Iowa put together by scholars at the University of Iowa. 

Wine Walks


3:00 p.m. Every Friday, June 2-September 29

Stroll through the village of Amana with your guide as you learn about Amana's winemaking traditions, stopping at the local wineries to sample their specialties. Tours leave from the Amana Heritage Museum at 3:00 P.M. every Friday from June through September. Cost is $5.

Prelude to Christmas


This year Prelude to Christmas at the Amana Heritage Museum will feature a special exhibit on "Amana Christmas." Created specially for Amana's Prelude to Christmas celebration December 1-3, the exhibit transforms the museum auditorium into an old fashioned Christmas room.  It portrays Christmas in Communal Amana as it would have been celebrated over 100 years ago, as well as more recent traditions and present day celebrations.  It includes a 150-year-old Christmas pyramid,  19th century decorations, many historical photos, vintage Christmas cards, and a unique Amana Christmas decoration: a "Leuchter" or candle chandelier.