31 W 10th St, Holland, MI 49423 - United States
Located in the picturesque historic district of downtown Holland, the Holland Museum offers cultural programming, exhibits, events and community engagement opportunities to greater West Michigan. Established in 1937 as a cultural organization for collecting the early Dutch immigrant story, the Museum transformed in the early 1990s to become an inclusive community storyteller. The Museum is committed to advancing its mission through educational programs, tours, exhibits and community involvement. Through our strong partnerships, we connect cultures, groups and programming to enhance a visitor’s experience.
Holland Museum interprets Holland’s history through four distinct properties: the Museum, the Cappon and Settlers House, and the Armory. 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, Settlers House, five houses up the street, was built in 1867 by an Irish ship carpenter and represents a working-class family home. The Holland Armory is a historic building that houses the Museum’s administrative offices and a rental facility.
Home to West Michigan's only Smithsonian Spark!Lab, enjoy this hands-on invention work space with your family.
Heinz in Holland: A Story with Heart will be on display in our temporary gallery. This exhibit features the local history of the Heinz company and the impact it had on the community.
The Museum features a history gallery and Dutch Art Galleries.
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