Ackley Heritage Center

Ackley Heritage Center - Preserving the past for the future. Recording and preserving the history and artifacts of the community is the goal and purpose.

There’s still time to start your new year with Spec n’ Dicken! Serving until noon at the Ackley Civic Center!

It's TIME for Spec n' Dicken!!!! Join the Ackley Heritage Center Volunteers for their annual Spec n' Dicken meal on New Years' Day. Serving is from 9 a.m. to noon at the Ackley Civic Center. The cost is $7 for adults, $5 for children and FREE for children under five.

Spec n' Dicken is a very filling pancake made with rye graham and whole wheat flour and flavored with anise. It's smothered with bacon and sausage and served with maple syrup. A German tradition, the meal is one that shouldn't be missed!

Courtesy of the Ackley Heritage Center. Public is invited.

Our special displays will be up through the end of the month. Please plan to stop by and check it out if you haven’t already!

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The Depot Museum is open until 4 p.m. today. Volunteers created very special displays honoring Veterans. Please be sure to stop by!

Sneak peak! Please share!

Please join us on Monday, Nov. 11 from 1 to 4 p.m. for an Open House honoring Veterans! We’ve totally changed up our displays to include many old uniforms and other patriotic items of interest to our community.

This event is open to the public. Veterans attending will get a special gift!

See you Monday!!!!

Please be sure to stop by! Special gifts for Veterans!!!!

There’s much to see and do at the Depot Museum!

We have visitors at the Settlement today! Welcome AGWSR fourth grade!

We are in search of a rubber horseshoe set that could be borrowed for our annual Fall Open House at the Settlement on the Prairie. Please call us at 641-847-8070 if you have one!

The Fall Open House is planned for Saturday, Sept. 14 from noon to 4 p.m. Everyone is invited to take part. A meal of burgers/hot dogs, chips and other treats is planned.

The Settlement is located at the end of N. Grundy Street in Ackley.

See you there!

It's spring! The birds are singing at the Settlement and our volunteers are dreaming of being outside doing work at one of our favorite places on earth - the Settlement on the Prairie.Just one more thing we do to make history come alive for those who generously support us!

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[02/25/19]   The blizzard kept our volunteers hunkered down inside, trying to keep ourselves busy! Remember when a blizzard meant days filled with family games - Old Maid, dominoes, and dice games? Well, that's how we remember things!

How did you get through the blizzard? Share with us....

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This. This is what we do. Preserving the past for the future.

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We'd like to thank everyone for your wonderful support of our 2019 Spec 'n Dicken event! We worried about changing to just one day, but YOU made the event extraordinary! We served approximately 150 meals!

There's nothing like Spec 'n Dicken to warm your heart, is there?

Thank you all for attending!

Mark your calendars! Volunteers will be serving up a tradtional favorite - Spec 'n Dicken, again this year. We will be serving from 9 a.m. to noon on New Year's Day at the Ackley Civic Center.

NOTE that we will NOT be serving on New Year's Eve.

Spec 'n Dicken is a traditional German meal of heavy pancakes made from rye graham flour, whole wheat flour, lard, anise flavoring and smothered in bacon and sausage and served with maple syrup! We'll also serve applesauce, coffee and orange juice.

Traditional lore indicates that consuming the meal means a good year ahead.

The cost is just $7 and we guarantee you won't go away hungry! Please join us and as we welcome 2019 and all the wonderful things it will bring us!

See you there!

Ackley Heritage Center

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Mark your calendars! Volunteers will be serving up a tradtional favorite - Spec 'n Dicken, again this year. We will be serving from 9 a.m. to noon on New Year's Day at the Ackley Civic Center.

NOTE that we will NOT be serving on New Year's Eve.

Spec 'n Dicken is a traditional German meal of heavy pancakes made from rye graham flour, whole wheat flour, lard, anise flavoring and smothered in bacon and sausage and served with maple syrup! We'll also serve applesauce, coffee and orange juice.

Traditional lore indicates that consuming the meal means a good year ahead.

The cost is just $7 and we guarantee you won't go away hungry! Please join us and as we welcome 2019 and all the wonderful things it will bring us!

See you there!

There’s still time to stop in and see some beautiful holiday decorations at the Depot. Anyone know what these ornaments are called?

Agnes and William invite you all to visit the Depot Museum tomorrow and Saturday for our holiday open house. Part of Mingle Jingle! Friday 1:30-4:30 and Saturday 10-1.

Santa is at the civic center!

We had the pleasure of being Santa's Helpers last night. Goodie bags for the Big Guy have been filled and are waiting for the children of Ackley. We are feeling very blessed to have the opportunity to once again sponsor this very special event along side Ackley World Journal and Shea Studio Photography! We can't wait for Santa's arrival! Can you?

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[10/23/18]   It is with mixed feelings we announce that we have sold the Funnel Cake trailer. We appreciate the wonderful support and following that you provided us over the years.

It was a difficult decision, with the bottom line being it simply required more time that we were able to continue to provide.

We hope that you will continue to support the new owners (to be announced at a later date) as you did with our organization.

The funnel cake trailer was an integral part of the Heritage Center and served us well, financially, for many years. We will now need to find another way to fund some of our operations and hope that you will consider volunteering with us, or perhaps provide a donation to help us meet expenses.

Again, thank you for your continued support over the past years in regard to the Funnel Cake Trailer and the difficult decision that was made.

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Scenes from the Appreciation Picnic.....

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The rain scared us off. The Appreciation Pucnic is over a little early. Thanks to everyone who stopped out.

Last chance for funnel cakes! We’re getting out of the business! Get yours today until 4 at the Settlement on the Prairie!

Come on down! The Appreciation Picnic is going strong. We’re here until 4 pm

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Did someone say funnel cakes?

Join us in Iowa Falls for them beginning Thursday.

The funnel cake stand is the primary way we financially support this organization. Your support is needed and greatly appreciated. See you there!

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[06/19/18]   Keeping up with our properties and all the artifacts we have been charged with is getting more and more difficult for us. The average age of our volunteers is - well, lets just say we aren't spring chickens!

We need YOUR help to assist with cataloging items, sorting photographs, emptying a building that needs to be replaced and taking inventory of what's inside. We simply can't do it all ourselves.

We are also looking for help for the Funnel Cake trailer. Our current volunteer will be giving up the job and it is one of our largest fundraisers, providing us with the majority of our operating funds each year. Are YOU interested?

There's something here that we're sure YOU'D enjoy. Could you find it in your heart to help us out? Give us a call at 641-847-8070 or contact any of our current volunteers.

Please help us continue to preserve Ackley's past for the future.

It doesn’t come any fresher than this! Get your funnel cakes....fresh, hot and guaranteed to be tasty!!!

It's FUNNEL CAKE time!

The stand will be near the Aplington City Park yet tonight with our famous and wonderful funnel cakes, served hot, with powdered sugar! Mmmmm. Melt in your mouth!

AND THEN - We'll be in our wonderful hometown of Ackley for Sauerkraut Days beginning Thursday evening. Just the smell makes your mouth water. You HAVE to have one. Or two. We won't tell anyone how many you've had!

Please join us! Your purchase supports our mission of preserving Ackley's past for the future.

And thank you for your support!

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