Help Us Create Holiday Cheer!
DCHV will be bringing cheer to people of all ages this holiday season with our walk-thru Christmas in the Village event! Lots of lights and Christmas decorations will adorn each of the Village's 22 buildings, and there will be all sorts of fun activities for the whole family. Enjoy music in the Church, make your own ornaments in the School, have a cup of hot chocolate in the Drug Store, send a letter to Santa at the Post Office, and even visit St. Nick himself at the Depot! The Christmas In The Village event will be open December 4-5 & 11-12 from 3:00 PM to 8:00 PM. Admission is $5 per person, with children 5 and under getting in free!
While there will be admissions fees collected (and donations accepted), there are still lots of expenses to cover. You can help us create a truly spectacular event by making a donation on this page between now and midnight on November 18th. Donations will be used to help purchase lights and displays for the event that can be used for years to come! Alternatively, donations will also help support DCHV as it continues to bring the past to the present.
Dakota City Heritage Village is a 1900-era village and museum dedicated to connecting people to the rural past.
Our five-acre site includes 22 buildings where visitors experience living history firsthand with costumed interpreters and demonstrations. Events throughout the year focus on rural life 100 years ago including how residents met their needs for food, clothing, shelter, and social connection.
Ahlberg Heritage Center, our museum, houses more than 10,000 artifacts depicting social and rural history, with an emphasis on agriculture.