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Amana Heritage Museum

  • Location: Amana, IA

Comprised of three 19th century buildings, the Amana Heritage Museum tells the story of the Amana Colonies from the origins of the religious group in 18th century Germany to the present. Set on spacious grounds, the 1864 Noé House and the 1870 Schoolhouse are home to various exhibits and special programs detailing the history and varied crafts and industries of the Inspirationists. An award winning video on the history of the Amana colonies plays daily in the Schoolhouse. The original washhouse/woodshed, an integral part of the communal lives of the Amana culture, house wine-making and garden displays.

Museum entrance

photo by: Amana Heritage Museum

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