WWI Special Exhibit AHS in collaboration with the Amana Arts Guild created a special exhibit…
Collections and Research
Amana Heritage Museum Collections
The Amana Heritage Museum collections are comprised of approximately 12,000 objects and 10,000 archival pieces. The collection policy of the museum limits collection to items that pertain to the history of Amana and its associated religious group (The Community of True Inspiration) in Germany and America. The period of the collections covers ca. 1700 to the present, with emphasis on the communal period of Amana history (1855-1932). Many of the items are unique. The collection is an important resource for studies of American communal societies and German/American religion and culture. The Amana Heritage Museum research library contains works printed by the Community of True Inspiration and related volumes from the 18th century to the present. Letters and personal papers, genealogical records, and historical photographs provide abundant research sources.
We welcome researchers and students to use our resources. Please contact us to setup an appointment or to request items.