The former church barn, which today hosts the museum of the Heimatverein Datterode, was the public icehouse for years in the past. It was left by the lutheren church to the community Ringgau by contract of July 24th, 1986 to be used as storage. free of charge for 25 years. The community was allowed by this contract to lent the building to Datterode associations. There were no costs raised, because the community sponsered the renovation of the building during the village restoring program.
In 1991 the community dedicated the barn to the Heimatverein Datterode to erect a „local museum and Boyneburg-palor“. This usage of the barn was accepted by the church administration with a second contract.
After a lot of work by enthusiastic members of the Heimatverein over the years a small, but charming museum was developed. It shows touchable history through different exhibits. In the mid of 1995 the museum presented itself in today’s form.