Holland Museum

Holland Museum The Holland Museum features fascinating exhibits and dynamic programming for the benefit of all. Support comes from the Michigan Council for Arts and Cultural Affairs and the National Endowment for the Arts.

The mission of the Holland Museum is in part to be “the catalyst for a dynamic interaction of the past and present that enriches the greater Holland area.” Established in 1937 as a cultural organization for collecting the early Dutch immigrant story, the Holland Museum transformed in the early 1990s to working toward an inclusive community story. The Holland Museum strives to achieve its mission and goals through programs, events, exhibits and community engagement. Through our community partnerships, we can connect cultures, communities and programming to enhance a visitor’s experience. Holland Museum preserves Holland’s history in three distinct properties: the Museum, Cappon House and Settlers House. The Museum, a repurposed Post Office building from 1914, displays Holland history, Dutch art, and temporary exhibits. The Italianate Cappon House, built in 1874, was the home to Isaac Cappon, Holland’s first mayor and local tanner. In stark comparison, the Settlers House, five houses up the street, was built in 1867 by an Irish ship carpenter and represents a working-class family home.

We are so excited for tomorrow’s Annual Old Fashioned Ice Cream Social at the Cappon House, happening from 11 a.m. to ...
06/28/2019

We are so excited for tomorrow’s Annual Old Fashioned Ice Cream Social at the Cappon House, happening from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. We hope to see you there!

On this #ThankfulThursday, we want to say a huge thank you to one of our many interns!Meet Payton, a Youth and Family En...
06/27/2019

On this #ThankfulThursday, we want to say a huge thank you to one of our many interns!
Meet Payton, a Youth and Family Engagement Intern! Payton just finished her sophomore year at Holland High School and has a huge heart for people. She is passionate about women's and student's rights and was even featured on CNN while attending the March for Our Lives rally this past year. Thanks so much for being with us this summer, Payton!

Thanks Holland Sentinel News for the great feature!
06/25/2019
Take a break and enjoy some ice cream at social

Thanks Holland Sentinel News for the great feature!

Bring a picnic lunch and enjoy a leisurely afternoon of summertime fun on the lawn of the historic Cappon House. The Holland Museum is again hosting an

#OnThisDay in history in 1950, North Korea invaded South Korea, beginning the Korean War. These boots from our collectio...
06/25/2019

#OnThisDay in history in 1950, North Korea invaded South Korea, beginning the Korean War.
These boots from our collection were worn during the war by Holland native Frank Conant Sherburne, Jr. Frank went on to become a mathematics professor at Hope College.
Take the time today to thank a Korean War veteran in your life for their service. #TakeMeBackTuesday

This is the last week to visit the Michigan Heritage Barn: An Artist’s Perspective exhibit; the exhibition closes on J...
06/25/2019

This is the last week to visit the Michigan Heritage Barn: An Artist’s Perspective exhibit; the exhibition closes on June 30. Make sure to check it out before it’s gone!

TOMORROW from 7-8:30 PM is Museum on the Move: Local Ladies Walk, an exciting opportunity to explore the histories of th...
06/24/2019

TOMORROW from 7-8:30 PM is Museum on the Move: Local Ladies Walk, an exciting opportunity to explore the histories of the women who shaped what Holland is today. Don’t want to miss out on this walking tour? Call 616-796-3329 to sign up!

Reminder that Museum on the Move: Fire Walk is tomorrow morning at 10:30 AM! Make sure to RSVP if you haven’t already!
06/20/2019

Reminder that Museum on the Move: Fire Walk is tomorrow morning at 10:30 AM! Make sure to RSVP if you haven’t already!

We have a fresh crop of Interns at the Holland Museum for the summer! For the next few weeks, we’ll be introducing you...
06/20/2019

We have a fresh crop of Interns at the Holland Museum for the summer! For the next few weeks, we’ll be introducing you to them.
First up is Abby, our Communications and Development Intern. Abby is from Hudsonville, Michigan and just finished her junior year at Hope College. She could talk your ear off about graphic design and loves taking photos. Thanks for joining us, Abby! #ThankfulThursday

Holland Museum's cover photo
06/19/2019

Holland Museum's cover photo

We’re always getting new things added to our collection! Look at this postcard from Ida Cappon Maclbetsch to Edith Cap...
06/19/2019

We’re always getting new things added to our collection! Look at this postcard from Ida Cappon Maclbetsch to Edith Cappon McLean, daughters of Holland’s first mayor, Issac Cappon. This postcard dates all the way back to 1911. Can you read what she is saying? Put your deciphers in the comments!

Make sure to check out the Cappon House, open Fridays and Saturdays from 12 to 4 PM.

We think Holland is one of the best lake beach town too!
06/18/2019
City Of Holland, Michigan - City Hall

We think Holland is one of the best lake beach town too!

Look who's #4 on the Lake List! Thanks, WalletHub for taking notice of Holland and West Michigan!

Have you heard? We have an Instagram page! Follow us @hollandmuseum for updates on what we’ve been up to.
06/15/2019

Have you heard? We have an Instagram page! Follow us @hollandmuseum for updates on what we’ve been up to.

Today is #ThankfulThursday and we want to say a huge thank-you from the bottom of hearts for all of you who showed up on...
06/13/2019

Today is #ThankfulThursday and we want to say a huge thank-you from the bottom of hearts for all of you who showed up on Free Second Monday at the Holland Museum! Our next second Monday will be July 8. We hope to see you then!

In honor of #TakeMeBackTuesday, we’re reminding you to contact your favorite physician on #NationalCallYourDoctorDay. ...
06/11/2019

In honor of #TakeMeBackTuesday, we’re reminding you to contact your favorite physician on #NationalCallYourDoctorDay. Check out this picture from our collection of Holland resident Sarah J. Boven Kools while she was in training at New York Children's Hospital.

Look what’s happening right out our front door! The Wizard of Oz is coming to Centennial Park, opening this Saturday. ...
06/10/2019

Look what’s happening right out our front door! The Wizard of Oz is coming to Centennial Park, opening this Saturday. #hollandozproject

Open TONIGHT for June Free Second Monday!
06/10/2019

Open TONIGHT for June Free Second Monday!

Museum on the Move: Lost Holland Walk is this Tuesday. RSVP is required and this event will sell out so book today at 61...
06/09/2019

Museum on the Move: Lost Holland Walk is this Tuesday. RSVP is required and this event will sell out so book today at 616-796-3329.

School is out so grab your family and head to Spark!Lab!
06/08/2019

School is out so grab your family and head to Spark!Lab!

June 7 is National Chocolate Ice Cream Day. Get some yummy treats today and then join us for our Old Fashioned Ice Cream...
06/07/2019

June 7 is National Chocolate Ice Cream Day. Get some yummy treats today and then join us for our Old Fashioned Ice Cream Social on June 29 and the Cappon House!
#nationalchocolateicecreamday

Are you ready for STEM Workshop: Barn Building Hour? Walk through our Michigan Heritage Barns exhibition to be inspired ...
06/05/2019

Are you ready for STEM Workshop: Barn Building Hour? Walk through our Michigan Heritage Barns exhibition to be inspired to create your own barn! Make sure to RSVP for this fun event!

Don't forget to join us for the Lecture: Local Dutch Barns, with Steve Stier this Thursday!
06/04/2019

Don't forget to join us for the Lecture: Local Dutch Barns, with Steve Stier this Thursday!

The Holland Museum is proud to offer all of our members free general admission for named members to the Grand Rapids Chi...
06/02/2019

The Holland Museum is proud to offer all of our members free general admission for named members to the Grand Rapids Children's Museum in June! Just give your name at the check in desk and enjoy the museum.

To confirm your membership is current, call the Holland Museum 616-796-3329.

June Free Second Monday is coming up on June 10. Have you marked your calendar yet? You don't want to miss this fun even...
05/31/2019

June Free Second Monday is coming up on June 10. Have you marked your calendar yet? You don't want to miss this fun evening!

We are hiring!
05/30/2019
Michigan Museums Association - Interpretive Programs Coordinator - Holland Museum

We are hiring!

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Have you seen the Klok in motion? Join us this Saturday at noon!
05/29/2019

Have you seen the Klok in motion? Join us this Saturday at noon!

See you tonight for Lecture: Farmland Preservation!
05/28/2019

See you tonight for Lecture: Farmland Preservation!

Free admission to all active duty military and their families all summer long at the Holland Museum! #BlueStarMuseums
05/24/2019

Free admission to all active duty military and their families all summer long at the Holland Museum! #BlueStarMuseums

Join us on June 6 for the Lecture: Local Dutch Barns, with Steve Stier. This event is free with donations appreciated.
05/23/2019

Join us on June 6 for the Lecture: Local Dutch Barns, with Steve Stier. This event is free with donations appreciated.

Lecture: Farmland Preservation is coming up on May 28! Join us for a fascinating exploration of how Ottawa County staff ...
05/18/2019

Lecture: Farmland Preservation is coming up on May 28! Join us for a fascinating exploration of how Ottawa County staff are preserving local agricultural heritage through the Farmland Preservation Program. This program seeks to support the local food supply, protect farmlands, and add to the scenic views throughout the county. Learn about the farms already involved in the project, as well as the goals for the program’s future. This lecture is Free with donations appreciated. We hope to see you there!

Check out these great pictures of the WGVU WGVU Engage Education Celebration! We are so happy everyone enjoyed Spark!Lab...
05/17/2019
WGVU 2019 Education Celebration!

Check out these great pictures of the WGVU WGVU Engage Education Celebration! We are so happy everyone enjoyed Spark!Lab and the Museum.

Explore this photo album by WGVU Photos on Flickr!

Check out this creative vehicle! Have you been inspired to invent in Spark!Lab?
05/17/2019

Check out this creative vehicle! Have you been inspired to invent in Spark!Lab?

Have you signed up for STEM Workshop: Build a Board Game yet? Repurpose pieces and parts from old board games to constru...
05/15/2019

Have you signed up for STEM Workshop: Build a Board Game yet? Repurpose pieces and parts from old board games to construct your own game board with tokens, obstacles, and more. Then use your imagination to come up with rules to play your new game, and test it by playing!

This workshop is best suited for children ages 8 and up. The Holland Museum will provide supplies. Advance registration is required by calling 616-796-3329.

Did you know the Museum is doing a complete inventory of the collection? We've been rediscovering some treasures includi...
05/14/2019

Did you know the Museum is doing a complete inventory of the collection? We've been rediscovering some treasures including this exquisite hand beaded bag made in 1737 in Rotterdam, Netherlands and donated to the Netherlands Museum (now the Holland Museum) in 1938. The family who donated it lived in Holland w 9th Street. Check out the detail!

05/13/2019

We look forward to seeing you tonight at Free Admission Monday!

Thank you for a great Tulip Time! We hope to see you again soon!
05/12/2019

Thank you for a great Tulip Time! We hope to see you again soon!

Happy Mother's Day from the Holland Museum!
05/12/2019

Happy Mother's Day from the Holland Museum!

See you today in the Tulip Time Festival Quality Car Wash Muziekparade! This photo from our collection is from 1949. The...
05/11/2019

See you today in the Tulip Time Festival Quality Car Wash Muziekparade! This photo from our collection is from 1949. The newly restored white parade wagon will be in the parade with students from the The Boys and Girls Club of Greater Holland.

Share your pictures of kids with us from #TulipTimeFestival. Check out this one from our collection.
05/10/2019

Share your pictures of kids with us from #TulipTimeFestival. Check out this one from our collection.

Address

31 W. 10th Street
Holland, MI
49423

General information

Mission: The Holland Historical Trust is the catalyst for a dynamic interaction of the past and present that enriches the greater Holland area. By collecting, preserving and communicating what has been, the Trust focuses the power of the past to shape the future. Its educational facilities and collections are representative of a diverse heritage and are accessible to all. Vision: To shape the future of the greater Holland area by celebrating and building on those qualities that made it thrive in the past.

Opening Hours

Wednesday 11:00 - 16:00
Thursday 11:00 - 16:00
Friday 11:00 - 16:00
Saturday 11:00 - 16:00
Sunday 12:00 - 16:00

Telephone

+16167963329

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