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.
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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.

#FamousFriday Here are some more celebrities. Can you name them? #TulipTimeHollandMI
05/08/2020

#FamousFriday Here are some more celebrities. Can you name them? #TulipTimeHollandMI

#FamousFriday Can you name the Governors who have helped street clean during Tulip Time parades? #TulipTimeHollandMI
05/08/2020

#FamousFriday Can you name the Governors who have helped street clean during Tulip Time parades? #TulipTimeHollandMI

#FamousFriday Let's play a guessing game. We'll start you easy. Can you name the famous faces in the photos from Tulip T...
05/08/2020

#FamousFriday Let's play a guessing game. We'll start you easy. Can you name the famous faces in the photos from Tulip Time's of the past?

#TriviaThursday #TulipTimeHollandMI Which local school has a float but doesn't march in parades?
05/07/2020

#TriviaThursday #TulipTimeHollandMI Which local school has a float but doesn't march in parades?

#TriviaThursday Who was the first concessionaire at Windmill Island?
05/07/2020

#TriviaThursday Who was the first concessionaire at Windmill Island?

#WindmillWednesday May 1965 Prince Bernard of the Netherlands visited Holland, MI and the De Zwaan Windmill. #TulipTimeH...
05/06/2020

#WindmillWednesday May 1965 Prince Bernard of the Netherlands visited Holland, MI and the De Zwaan Windmill.

#TulipTimeHollandMI #TulipTimeMemories Tulip Time Festival Windmill Island Gardens

Thank you to everyone who supported us on this #GivingTuesdayNow. Your gifts will allow us to continue preserving the pa...
05/05/2020

Thank you to everyone who supported us on this #GivingTuesdayNow. Your gifts will allow us to continue preserving the past and imagining the future.

Thanks for the great sign, Sara!

There is still time to donate: https://hollandmuseum.org/support/donate/

#TulipTuesday Since you may not be able to visit the tulips in person this year, we thought we'd share some surrounding ...
05/05/2020

#TulipTuesday Since you may not be able to visit the tulips in person this year, we thought we'd share some surrounding the museum. Enjoy their beauty. #TulipTimeHollandMI

We value our community partnerships. Thank you for the support! #GivingTuesdayNow
05/05/2020

We value our community partnerships. Thank you for the support! #GivingTuesdayNow

ExploreHope Summer Science Camp values our partnership with Holland Museum! #givingtuesdaynow #hollandmuseum #TulipTimeHollandMI Holland Museum

Have you seen Little Netherlands at Windmill Island Gardens? Here's a black and white photograph of Sipp Houtman and Lit...
05/04/2020

Have you seen Little Netherlands at Windmill Island Gardens? Here's a black and white photograph of Sipp Houtman and Little Netherlands during Tulip Time 1959. This scene depicts the village of Volendam. Houtman was the Tulip Time festival manager, starting in 1938. In 1935, he began creating a full-sized Dutch village. In 1936, he created Little Netherlands, debuting it in 1938. #MemoriesMonday #TulipTimeHollandMI

Holland Museum's cover photo
05/04/2020

Holland Museum's cover photo

05/04/2020
City Of Holland, Michigan - City Hall

City Of Holland, Michigan - City Hall

We are missing all the Dutch Dancers in the streets of #MiHolland. Check out this video from our Tulip Time Festival archives! #StayHomeStaySafe #oneHolland

#MemoryMonday New or old, share your #TulipTimeMemories with us. #TulipTimeHollandMIBoys & Girls Club of Greater Holland...
05/04/2020

#MemoryMonday New or old, share your #TulipTimeMemories with us. #TulipTimeHollandMI

Boys & Girls Club of Greater Holland Tulip Time Festival

Do you collect Tulip Time programs? Here are a few from the past. #TulipTimeMemories #TulipTimeHollandMI
05/03/2020

Do you collect Tulip Time programs? Here are a few from the past. #TulipTimeMemories #TulipTimeHollandMI

Are you running virtually today for @tulip_time ? Holland Museum staff and board members formed a team this year since t...
05/02/2020

Are you running virtually today for @tulip_time ? Holland Museum staff and board members formed a team this year since the Museum is temporarily closed. #tuliptimefestival #tuliptimehollandmi #5k

Let's celebrate the history of Tulip Time in Holland, MI. Lida Rogers, who was a Holland High School biology teacher, su...
05/02/2020

Let's celebrate the history of Tulip Time in Holland, MI.

Lida Rogers, who was a Holland High School biology teacher, suggested starting a Tulip Day during a speech to the Women's Literary Club on April 26, 1927. She was interested in making Holland a beautiful city. Tulip Time grew out of her original idea.

Lida Rogers was born on June 20, 1877 in Adrian, MI to Asa Rogers and Meribah Wells. Lida passed away in Marne, MI on June 14, 1963.

https://hollandmuseum.org/online-collection/index.php/Detail/objects/1301

#downtownholland #virtualtuliptime2020 #tuliptime #hollandmi #hollandmuseum #TulipTimeMemories #TulipTimeHollandMI

Explore the Dutch Galleries!Blind Musicians Receiving AlmsJan Victors (1619-1676)Jan Victors was a student of Rembrandt ...
05/01/2020

Explore the Dutch Galleries!

Blind Musicians Receiving Alms
Jan Victors (1619-1676)
Jan Victors was a student of Rembrandt in the 1630s. Late in life, he painted street life, such as in this scene.
Victors portrays a sympathetic view of the poor and disabled in this scene of a family giving alms to blind musicians. He uses a palette of warm browns and golds, similar to Rembrandt. Despite the obvious influence, however, Victor’s style is crisper and more theatrical in gesture and staging than his master’s. He masterfully captures the emotion of the scene in the faces of the figures.

Can you recreate a photo from our collection? Inspired by the #GettyChallenge, explore our digital collection https://ho...
04/30/2020

Can you recreate a photo from our collection? Inspired by the #GettyChallenge, explore our digital collection https://hollandmuseum.org/collection/, find a photo and recreate it! Don't forget to share and tag us so we can see your work.

Check out Avery, our Interpretive Programs Coordinator recreating this photo.

As we navigate through these extraordinary circumstances and uncertain times brought about by the COVID-19 pandemic, the...
04/29/2020

As we navigate through these extraordinary circumstances and uncertain times brought about by the COVID-19 pandemic, the Holland Museum recognizes the importance of documenting stories within our community and how this health crisis is affecting our daily lives. We are collecting submissions to ensure that our experiences are recorded for future generations and encourage you share your story by filling out one of the forms below. You can also submit pictures to help tell your story. Thank you for sharing!
https://hollandmuseum.org/collection/

Great work happening in Holland!
04/28/2020

Great work happening in Holland!

Donna Bogle paints a portrait of her 3DC19 story.

Donna is a member of the Holland Rotary along with her husband Gary. She painted this portrait of her daughter wearing a 3DC19 face shield. Donna came to us looking for help. Her daughter works in Hospice care, and she was having a hard time getting PPE.

We help many frontline agencies in a similar situation - struggling to access precious resources. We’re here for small organizations, non-profits, in-home caregivers, hospice workers, and many more.

Donna, Gary, and the Holland Rotary Club have been great supporters of our project. The Bogle family is just one example of our far reaching impact. We started small, but we’ve now grown to over 430 3D printers, in the United States, Canada, and even as far away as Brazil.
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#3DC19 #holland #westmichigan #michigan #hollandmi #faceshields #maskup #masksforheroes #hospice #hospicecare #healthcare #healthcareheroes #frontlines #covid19

04/28/2020
City Of Holland, Michigan - City Hall

We will miss our Tulip Time traditions and sharing our museum with the community this year. But please stay home.

We are planning a full week of historical images and memories from Tulip Time Festival past for you to enjoy.

We can't wait to celebrate a great Festival in 2021!

"As the Mayor, my primary responsibility is for the health, safety, and welfare of the people of Holland, and I take that responsibility very seriously. For that reason, I am making a request that I never thought I'd have to make and hope I never have to make again. Please, do not come to Holland to see the tulips this year." ~ Nathan Bocks #OneHolland #StaySafe #Washyourhands #MiHolland

Since we can't invite you to see our new Heinz exhibit, we thought we'd share some fun facts and stories. In 1951, Heinz...
04/26/2020

Since we can't invite you to see our new Heinz exhibit, we thought we'd share some fun facts and stories.

In 1951, Heinz opened Eden Hall just outside of Pittsburgh, as a getaway for female employees at the company. The inception of this project came from Sebastian Mueller, who married H.J. Heinz’s sister Elizabeth. Together they had two daughters, neither of whom survived childhood. Eden Hall was a way to memorialize their children. In 1953, five women from the Holland factory were chosen as guests, and spent a week of leisure at Eden Hall. Eden Hall is now a part of Chatham University.
(photo: Sebastian Mueller poses with a group of young women at Eden Hall)

Thank you to our sponsors Kraft Heinz US Foodservice and Chemical Bank

Explore the Dutch Galleries!A Man Weighing GoldCornelis de Man (1621-1706)This painting depicts what is probably the bes...
04/24/2020

Explore the Dutch Galleries!

A Man Weighing Gold
Cornelis de Man (1621-1706)
This painting depicts what is probably the best room in a Delft household. The artist, Cornelis de Man, employs two-point perspective to create a world with considerable visual depth.
While paintings of men weighing gold were often associated with the greed, this painting does not seem to indicate a moral condemnation of the young, industrious subject. The man in the painting does, however, work under the scrutiny of the church (as seen by the paintings of Christ and the Virgin Mary on the mantle) and the State (as seen in the portrait of Prince Maurits of Orange-Nassau).

Share your story with us! During these difficult times, the Holland Museum feels it's important to collect the stories o...
04/21/2020

Share your story with us!

During these difficult times, the Holland Museum feels it's important to collect the stories of everyone impacted by COVID-19. We also believe children have a different experience and would like to collect those stories as well. Please help us by sharing yours.

Adults: https://forms.gle/B8ZR3zfBTKQsRGxC8

Children: https://forms.gle/5utqBarsZQLdJ8zK6

Follow along as we stroll through history with our then and now series. Here is 8th Street, east of College from the 197...
04/20/2020

Follow along as we stroll through history with our then and now series.

Here is 8th Street, east of College from the 1970s and now. Share a memory of Downtown Holland with us.

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31 W. 10th Street
Holland, MI
49423

General information

Mission: Preserving our past, imagining our future. Vision: To be a cultural leader and community collaborator inspiring the next generation of leaders, thinkers, and innovators.

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

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+16167963329

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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.

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The cookbook is the 1976 edition. The Orr Felt & Blanket Co closed in 2016, so I don't have anymore information on the blanket. My parents lived in Holland from approximately 1955 to 1978.
Family Christmas Fun!
Would you have any images of Jan Hendrick Berends or his wife Elizabeth Van Haitsma? They married in 1874, Ottawa CO, MI. I have a copy of their marriage record from Grand Haven, but no pictures of them. Jan Hendrick is my paternal great grandpa who immigrated to the Zutphen, MI area from Drenthe, NL in 1870 with his sister Hermina Berends. Hermina Berends married Klaas Lanning there in Ottawa County, MI in 1870. Years ago, my Dad told me that his Grandpa came to Ottawa Co, MI in 1870 with a sister but didn't know her name. I have only recently found his sister Hermina Berends via her death certificate on the seekingmichigan website. I only have census records on her family.
We had a wonderful time at the Hogwarts event at the museum. GREAT job!
Just go to the Holland Museum and enjoy 😊, ,
Just go to the Holland Museum and enjoy 😊, ,