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.

Annual Meeting

19-Oct-2017

The Amana Heritage Society will host our annual meeting on Thursday, October 19 at 7 P.M. in the Amana Heritage Museum auditorium, 705 44th Ave, Amana.

 

University of Iowa professor Dr. Glenn Ehrstine will give a program, "German Iowans and the Politics of Brewing." The German immigrants who made Iowa their home in the 1800s found fertile fields perfectly suited for growing hops and barley. Brewing was easier said than done, however. Of all the Midwestern states where Germans settled, only Iowa was dominated by temperance advocates, who pursued prohibition measures with Republican support from 1856 onwards. Professor Ehrstine's talk will explore the state's contested brewing culture and the corresponding political choices faced by German Iowans from the Civil War through World War I.

Heritage Society board and staff will report on the past year's activities and preview plans for the coming year. Members present will elect three people to serve on the Amana Heritage Society Board of Directors.

Refreshments will be served after the meeting.

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 Prelude to Christmas.  The museum auditorium will be transformed into a child’s dream with over 100 collectible dolls from the 1920s to today plus lots of other fun toys and games.  Reminisce with your family about your Christmas past and enjoy special programs.  Also, FREE registration at the High Amana General Store to win an authentic Erzgebirge-made German Christmas pyramid valued at $350.

 Christmas pyramid

  FREE admission and fun programming Dec 1-3

  Regular admission Nov 24-26 and Dec 9, 16, 23, 30

  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.