Whether you are a scholar, a historian, or just a person who is interested in learning more about their ancestry, the Archives at Heritage Hall Museum is a great place to gain knowledge and insight.
The Archives preserve more than 10,000 books, periodicals, documents, and photos pertaining to the local heritage, which is primarily Germans from Russia and Scandinavian in origin. The major cultural groups are Hutterite, Low German, and Swiss Mennonites, and, to a lesser degree, Heilbronn, Schwäbisch, and Kassler.
Two priceless documents that are a part of the archives include the 17th century Luther translation of the Bible and a 1780 German edition of the Martyrs Mirror. You never know what treasures you will uncover as you explore. Be sure to check out the Collections page to see how your Archive findings interrelate!