The Amana Heritage Society was established in 1968 as a non-profit organization dedicated to preserving Amana's historical and cultural heritage for the community and its descendants. Today, the Heritage Society manages five historic museum sites located in four of the seven Amana villages and the High Amana General Store. Our mission statement is the guiding force behind all aspects of the Amana Heritage Society's activities and programs.
Recognizing that the Amana story is significant, and guided by the inspired directive of Christian Metz to "let your heritage not be lost, but bequeath it as a memory, treasure and blessing." the Amana Heritage Society collects, preserves and interprets the heritage of the Amana community from its True Inspirationist beginnings to the present day. We strive to be the historian of our community, expanding our collections of artifacts, library and archival materials - and ideas - and making them available to the general public and scholars.