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Dekker Huis and Zeeland Historical Museum

37 East Main Avenue

Zeeland, Michigan 49464

(616) 772-4079


Founded in 1974 by the Zeeland Historical Society, the Museum is located in the former home and store of Dirk Dekker, one of Zeeland's prominent early residents and businessmen. Built in 1876, the house was restored to its original style in 1979. The area that once held Dekker's store is home to our Changing Gallery - updated Nov. 14, where we highlight artifacts, pioneer arts and crafts, and the collections, contributions and achievements of area residents and businesses.


New Groningen Schoolhouse

10537 Paw Paw Drive

Zeeland, MI 49464

(616) 772-4079


The building dates back to 1881 when it served as a rural school for children in the Zeeland/Holland Township area. It was constructed of the locally-made cream and red "Veneklasen" brick with inlay patterns familiar throughout our area. The school served the community for more than 70 years, closing its doors in 1952 when the new New Groningen School was opened nearby.


Website moved on November 4, 2014

Last update: November 2014

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