Heritage Village

Heritage Village buildings. Photo by Arlin Van Gorp

Heritage Village brings history to life, inviting visitors to explore more than a dozen preserved and recreated buildings and a wide variety of artifacts representing three centuries of life in this area. 

Heritage Village recently moved to Tower Fields park in Sioux Center, at 701 2nd Ave. SW. The village site is a park-like area, and when the move is complete, it will be open for special events and year-round for visitors. Buildings are open to visitors during Harvest Festival in September, and by appointment. Buildings are available to rent for reunions, weddings, and other events. Heritage Village buildings have been the backdrop for thousands of individual and group pictures.

The village began in 1990 as a display for the Sioux Center centennial celebration in 1992.  The Sioux Center Heritage Board and Heritage Threshers and Collectors are involved in the activities, planning, and maintenance of the village.  

Attractions

Heritage Village is home to several historical buildings and attractions:

One-Room Country School House

This fully-furnished school house was built in 1928 in the Middleburg area. The building was used as a school until 1959 and later was used as the township hall. It represents the numerous one-room country schools that existed in the county until the 1950s.

Kuhl House

This early 1900s home was built on the Kuhl homestead and occupied by the Kuhl family for more than 100 years. It has been renovated as a climate controlled building and is available for use by the community for various functions.

Gerritsma Sawmill

A local sawmill, donated by the Gerritsma family. Lumber from local sawmills provided wood for early pioneer families. The sawmill is in operation during the Harvest Festival.

And Many More...

View the full list of Heritage Village attractions.

Reserve a building

Learn how to reserve Heritage Village facilities.