The New Vienna Area Historical Society is dedicated to preserving, interpreting and presenting the historical heritage of New Vienna and its surrounding area. Organized in 1990, the Society purchased its present day Heritage House Museum to document and proudly display area history for all to see.
The Heritage House Museum, a 23 room building constructed in the 1850’s originally served as the parish rectory before being converted into boarding rooms and convent for the Sisters who taught in St. Boniface grade and high school. The Musuem is a unique dwelling featuring period antiques, quilts and collections. Volunteer tour guides take visitors back into the early days of New Vienna, when in 1843 five German Catholic families decided the rich fertile land would be an excellent area to call home. The same
The Museum is open to the general public, and senior citizens use the space for meals, socials and other gatherings. Volunteers perform custom quilting with proceeds from the sale of the quilts going towards the museum's utilities. Through this endowment, we seek your support in endowing the Heritage House Museum for future for generations to come and experience.
The beautiful St. Boniface Church. It is a grand Gothic structure completed in 1887 constructed of limestone from a nearby quarry. It features the famous Schuelke Tracker Organ made in 1891, hand carved altars and ornate stations of the cross.
Thank you to the Dyersville Area Community Foundation for the grant for the St. Boniface School sign.
GREAT GIVE DAY
May 18, 2022
12 a.m. to 11:59 p.m.
A 24-hour online giving event.
Sunday, August 14, 2022
11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Quilt Show, Antique Machinery, Car Display,
Rope Making, Corn Shelling, Garden Tractors
*** BOOK SALE ***
ROOTS and WINGS
New Vienna pictorial memory book - 365
pages of old photos
and memories of early
1 - Book for $25
2 - Books for $40
Call 563-921-3165 for information.