Arts & History

The Harmony Area Historical Society hosts various temporary and permanent exhibits at both the Visitor and Community Centers here in Harmony. Learn about karst geology at the Harmony Visitor Center and learn how sink holes are created at the interpretive site on the bike trail.

The Historical Society is helping to preserve the rich heritage of Harmony with a display at the Harmony Community Center. View graduating class photos, awards and trophies from the early 1900s to the consolidation in 1994.

In nearby Burr Oak, the Laura Ingalls Wilder Museum offers seasonal tours of one of the childhood homes of Laura Ingalls Wilder. This iconic American author and her family lived in Burr Oak in the 1870’s, and it is the birthplace of her sister, Grace.

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Hobo Camp at Harmony Trailhead Park

Woodcarving Art has a significant presence in Harmony with large pieces displayed throughout our town.

These woodcarvings are the work of artist Stanley ‘Slim’ Maroushek of Harmony. Slim’s vision was to create a walking art tour in downtown Harmony to encourage visitors and residents to enjoy a walk downtown, view local art and visit our downtown businesses. The statues can be found displayed in our downtown and on the bike trail.

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Currently four carved musicians are completed and displayed in downtown Harmony. The Musicians of Harmony series speaks to the diverse heritage of Harmony through Folk Art Style Pieces. Other large pieces can be found in Harmony, including a life-size Nativity Scene on display during the Christmas season, which was commissioned by local residents.

The Amish of Harmony' ($10.95 + $3.00 S/H): The basics of their lifestyle and stories of these Old Order Amish. 'Amish Voices' ($14.95 + $3.00 S/H): Personal interviews with the Amish.

535 3rd St. SE
Harmony
507-886-6884
Harmony Area Historical Society

The Harmony Area Historical Society hosts various temporary and permanent exhibits at the Harmony Visitor Center. Learn about karst geology and how sink holes are created at the interpretive site on the bike trail. Visit us at www.harmonymnhistory.org

15 2nd St. NW PO Box 291
Harmony
Historical Society Displays at Visitor Center building staffed on Wednesdays 9am to noon.
Jem Theatre

Established in 1940, this Small Town Movie Theatre shows first run digital films, and provides affordable family fun for all. Fresh popcorn is made with real butter.

The Theatre is available to rent for private showings, parties, video gaming, live music, presentations and more.

14 Main Ave N
Harmony
507-886-7469
Laura Ingalls Wilder Museum

Visit the only childhood home of Laura Ingalls Wilder on it's original site. Open May 1st through mid-October. Closed Sunday through Wednesday in September & October. Last tour one hour before closing. Admission charged.

3603 236th Ave.
Burr Oak
563-735-5916
May 1st to mid-October. Closed Mondays in September. Oct hours vary, so please call ahead or check the website.
Seed Savers Exchange

Located minutes north of Decorah among sparkling streams and limestone bluffs, the 890-acre home for Seed Savers Exchange welcomes thousands of visitors every year. Beautiful heirloom display gardens, historic orchards, and heritage livestock breeds border the Amish-built Lillian Goldman Visitor Center, connecting visitors to our diverse garden heritage.

Lillian Goldman Visitors Center:
March 1 to October 31| Open 10am to 5pm daily
Closed Easter Sunday, July 4th, and Thanksgiving Day.
Seed Savers Exchange Heritage Farm grounds and hiking trails are open to the public 24/7, year-round.

3074 North Winn Road
Decorah
563-382-5990
March 1 to October 31| Open 10am to 5pm daily