The Dekker Huis Museum will be closed the following dates in June due to staffing shortages: 


Saturday, June 15- All day

Friday, June 21 - 10 a.m.-1:30 p.m.

Saturday, June 29- 10 a.m.- 12:30 p.m.



The Zeeland Historical Society will FARM THE ZEEL with a tractor show on June 22 to celebrate the history of agriculture in West Michigan. This show accompanies our exhibit “Cultivating West Michigan” at the Dekker Huis Museum from June-December 2024.

You can expect live music, food trucks, and hands-on family activities.

This tractor show will be free to the public. RSVP is not required, but if you register you will receive event updates and reminders!

Become a Program Sponsor!

Individuals and Businesses can now directly underwrite programs for the Zeeland Historical Society for $250.

Volunteer as a Greeter/Docent

The Dekker Huis Museum is completely operated by volunteer greeters! Greeters provide a welcoming face to the museum during open hours. 


  • Shifts are 4 hours on weekdays and 3 hours on Saturdays. 
  • Trained to answer basic questions about the museum and it's exhibits. 
  • Are the face of the museum!

Do you want to learn more about this rewarding volunteer opportunity? Contact the museum for more information.

The Online Catalog

We have been working hard to make our collections available to you. The launch of the Online Collections is an important milestone in becoming a community resource. You can browse by Keyword, Archives, Objects, Photos, Exhibits, and People. You can even look at a random entry to browse the collection! Please take some time to check out this amazing resource. 


The Online Collections are available at:

Our Historic Properties:

Dekker Huis Museum

37 East Main Ave, Zeeland, MI

1881 New Groningen Schoolhouse

10537 Paw Paw Dr, Zeeland, MI 

MAILING ADDRESS: Zeeland Historical Society | PO Box 165 | Zeeland, MI 49464 


PHONE:  (616) 772-4079