The Manning Heritage Park

12196-311th Street
Manning, IA 51455


The centerpiece of the Manning Community Foundation is its beautiful Heritage Park- a location packed with attractions that will take visitors back in time and give them a glimpse of what 'would have been' had their ancestors not made the courageous voyage from Germany across the Atlantic and then some.

The Manning Community Foundation is an Iowa non-profit corporation established under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. The organization was created almost three decades ago primarily to preserve the German-American culture in the community of Manning, Iowa. Manning was founded in 1881 by immigrants from the Schleswig-Holstein area of northwest Germany.

The activities of the Foundation are numerous and are always directed toward cultivating the social, cultural and economic contributions of the thousands of German settlers that migrated to this great country. Just as those early immigrants labored to claim their future, the Manning Community Foundation is working hard to claim and memorialize our past.

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