Membership and Support

Behold the work of the Old... Let your Heritage not be lost... But bequeath it as a Memory, Treasure and Blessing... Gather the lost and the hidden And preserve it for thy Children - Christian Metz

The Amana Heritage Society, established in 1968, is a non-profit organization dedicated to preserving Amana's past and cultural heritage for the community and its descendants. Amana's story is told to visitors at the Amana Heritage Museum, the Communal Kitchen and Cooper Shop Museum, the Amana Community Church Museum, the Homestead Blacksmith Shop, and the High Amana General Store.

The Society actively identifies, collects, preserves and displays artifacts, books, photographs and documents of Amana's past and present. The Amana Heritage Society Sponsors special programs and events with other community groups to help foster an awareness of Amana's heritage.

The Amana Heritage Society is a 501(c)(3) tax exempt organization.

Become a member

Your contribution is vital to our mission to preserve and interpret the cultural heritage of the Amana Colonies. All categories include spouse and minor children.

Membership Levels

Senior Citizen, $25
Benefits include free admission to all museum sites and 10% discount at Amana Heritage Museum book store and High Amana General Store.

Contributing, $50
Benefits include free admission to all museum sites and 10% discount at Amana Heritage Museum book store and High Amana General Store.

Silver, $100
Benefits include those of Contributing plus invitation to Winter Holiday Reception.

Gold, $250
Benefits include those of Silver, plus a Director's Dinner.

Platinum, $500
Benefits include those of Gold.

Legacy, $1,000+
Benefits include those of Gold plus a behind-the-scenes tour. You can determine which museum project you want to support.

Benefits are received within the calendar year (Jan-Dec) for the membership. Membership prices increased in February 2018.

Purchase your membership online

Go to: online store or print and mail a completed membership form with payment. Membership Form 2018

Supporting the Amana Heritage Society

We want to thank everyone who has already renewed your membership and encourage all who haven't to do so at your earliest convenience. The generosity of our membership has allowed the Heritage Society to grow and offer a quality experience to museum visitors.

Also, please help us advance our work in the future by remembering the Amana Heritage Society in your will and estate planning. By supporting the Amana Heritage Society you can leave a legacy far into the future.





Endowment Fund

Help us sustain our efforts to preserve and interpret Amana's heritage far into the future. Your gift to our endowment will help keep our organization strong.

Leave a Legacy – Planned Giving

Many of our friends and members of the Amana Heritage Society desire to continue their support after their passing. Such a planned gift involves contributing personal assets through estate planning, most often through wills or life insurance policies. Please contact the museum office or any board member for more information.


Honor the memory of a family member or friend with a gift to the Amana Heritage Society.

Special Projects/Needs

We always have special projects and needs that you could help support--building improvements, special exhibits, curatorial supplies to name a few. Our greatest need currently is to reboot our exhibits in the Amana Heritage Museum. Can you help with a donation?