The Algona Nativity Scene

Nativity Scene as it appeared in 1945

The Algona Nativity Scene was built by Eduard Kaib, Horst Wendlandt, and four friends who were Prisoners of War at Camp Algona.  When the war ended, they donated the scene, which includes 65 one-half life size figures, to the town of Algona. 

The Nativity Scene is now under the care of the First United Methodist Church of Algona.

A Kossuth County resident remembers the first viewing of the Nativity Scene

The scene is open starting the first Sunday in December through New Year's Eve.

Kossuth County Fairgrounds
2 blocks West of Highway 169 on Fair Street

Sunday and Christmas Day: 12:00-8:00
Monday-Saturday: 2:00-8:00
New Year's Eve: 2:00-6:00

For special appointments and off-season visits:
 Contact Marvin Chickering (515-295-7519) or the First United Methodist Church office (515-295-7241) for information.

   For a more complete description of the Nativity Scene click here

For another look of the Nativity Scene click here