Fifth annual Iowa Model A Day on Saturday in Amana

AMANA – The Hawk A Model A Ford Club is hosting its fifth annual Iowa Model A Day on Saturday in Amana with headquarters located at the Iowa Theatre Artists Company.

The intent and purpose of the annual Iowa Model A Day is to bring Model A owners, Model A enthusiasts and the public together to relive and learn about this important era of automobile history. This one-day public event begins at 9 a.m. with a display of more than 100 Model A’s on 47th Avenue in Amana. The car display will continue until 3 p.m.

Other activities scheduled for the annual Iowa Model A Day on Saturday are: a Model A ‘How-To’ upholstery workshop, a Model A Spark Plug Tech Session, a vintage fashion exhibit and a workshop on how to create and build 1920s fashions, along with many special events including tours, live music and theater presentations by various Amana merchants and artists throughout the day.

For those Model A owners planning to make this event a weekend experience, Model A participants arriving on Friday are invited to join the Hawk A Model A Ford Club members on a driving tour exploring the back roads of the Amana Colonies and visiting Amana artisans in their studios and homes. This year there will be two different leave times: 3 p.m. and 5 p.m. For more information visit

On Saturday, the Iowa Theatre Artists Company will present the final two performances of “Oma Tales – Stories My Grandmother Told Me.” This year’s production is based on recent and archived oral interviews and articles that tell stories of life in Amana during a very pivotal period of the Colony, the “Great Change.” In 1932, the Amana people voted to abandon the communal system they had successfully followed since their arrival in Iowa in 1855. With the “Great Change” came new opportunities and decisions for members of the community as they purchased a first car or house, traveled to the Chicago World’s Fair, put electricity into their homes and began to be paid a salary.

“Oma Tales is one hour of ‘must-see’ stories that has been called, ‘… fascinating, fast-paced, funny and poignant… entertaining for all ages.'” Performance dates are at 2:30 p.m. Thursday-Friday and at 11:30 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. Saturday. Tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for students.

For more information and performance schedule details, vist the ITAC website or call 319-622-3222 to reserve tickets for the final weekend of performances.