Amana Heritage Museum – Amana, Iowa

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The Amana Heritage Museum is comprised of three 19th Century buildings, set in spacious grounds. The Noé House, built in 1864, was originally a communal kitchen and later a doctor’s residence. Exhibits in the Noé House trace the history and development of Amana, depict a church interior, and display the varied crafts and industries of the Inspirationists. Temporary exhibits and special programs focus on particular aspects of Amana’s culture.

The Schoolhouse was built in 1870. It contains the Christmas Room, a Kinderschule, toys, dolls, handwork, carpet weaving, and a communal Amana school display. An audio visual presentation on Amana’s history is shown regularly in the Schoolhouse auditorium .

The original washhouse/woodshed, an integral part of communal Amana, houses wine-making and gardening displays.

Location: 4310 220th Trail, Amana, Iowa

Hours: 10-5 Monday-Friday, 12-4 Sunday, and open Saturdays 10-5 April-December 

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