The museum is divided into six main exhibits. The first exhibit explores German POWs in Camp Algona, the exhibit explains that the average monthly population of POWs was around 3,216. The exhibit also explains that the camp had a huge impact on the community of Algona economically. The second exhibit explores the culture of the POW camp behind the barbed wire. For example, German POWs were given writing materials, art supplies, woodworking utensils, and musical instruments to prevent boredom. Many pieces of art are still displayed in the exhibit.
The third display showcases the jobs that women took over during the war while the men were overseas. The fourth display explores the military presence in Algona at this time, and what the local town soldiers did on a daily basis. The fifth display builds more from the fourth, as it showcases the lives of the local soldiers, and seeks to recognize, as well as thank, the local soldiers for their service. The final display seeks to compare what the American soldiers faced in POW war camps in Germany and Japan to what soldiers faced in POW camps in the United States.
Along with the six regular displays, there is a seasonal nativity scene that was constructed by four POWs in the camp, which the camp donated to the First United Methodist Church of Algona, and is displayed at the Kossuth County Fairgrounds.