Upcoming Events - 2019

The locations of our two properties are:

     Zeeland Historical Museum  - 37 E Main Ave, Zeeland 
     New Groningen Schoolhouse - 10537 Paw Paw Dr, Zeeland

 

All events are FREE, unless noted. Donations are always appreciated.

If you have any questions about our events, please contact us.

EMAIL: info@zeelandhistory.org 

PHONE: 616-772-4079

 

         JANUARY - APRIL  
DATE TIME EVENT LOCATION
January-April Museum's open hours Zeeland Winters in Furs and Photos Exhibit Zeeland Historical Museum
            MARCH  
DATE TIME EVENT LOCATION

March 

5-28 

10AM-1PM Second Grade School Tours

Both locations

Thursday

March 14

2PM-3PM

Hymn Sing

Join Marie Blauwkamp for a hymn sing as she plays familiar hymns on the piano.

Light refreshments served.

New Groningen Schoolhouse

Saturday

March 30

10AM-noon

Children's Activities

Visit and tour the museum and barn and enjoy hunting for eggs and coloring them.

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Zeeland Historical Museum

   

APRIL

 

DATE

TIME

EVENT

LOCATION

Thursday

April 11

2PM-3PM

Hymn Sing

Join Marie Blauwkamp for a hymn sing as she plays familiar hymns on the piano.

Light refreshments served.

New Groningen Schoolhouse

Friday

April 12

10:30-11:30AM

The School Bell Series

TOPIC: "From Logs to Pipes: Zeeland's Wastewater Management"

SPEAKER: Doug Englesman

Light refreshments served.

New Groningen Schoolhouse

Monday

April 22

6:30-8PM

Dutch Dance Downtown

The Museum will be open for touring and treats after the Dutch Dance event in downtown Zeeland.

Zeeland Historical Museum

Saturday

April 27

10AM-noon

Children's Activities

Visit and tour the museum and barn and enjoy doing some seed planting with your children.

Zeeland Historical Museum

                       MAY  

DATE

TIME

EVENT

LOCATION

May-

October

Museum's open hours

Herman Miller's Poster Exhibit 

Zeeland Historical Museum

Thursday

May 2

2PM-3PM

Hymn Sing

Join Marie Blauwkamp for a hymn sing as she plays familiar hymns on the piano.

Light refreshments served.

New Groningen Schoolhouse

Friday

May 10

REFRESHMENTS: 10-10:30AM

 

SPEAKER: 10:30-11:30AM

The School Bell Series

TOPIC: "Fill 'er Up: Gas Stations in Zeeland"

SPEAKER: Jack Van Eden

Light refreshments served.

New Groningen Schoolhouse

Saturday

May 25

10AM-noon

Children's Activities

Visit and tour the museum and barn and enjoy making tissue paper flowers in remembrance of our Veterans.

Zeeland Historical Museum

   

                 JUNE

 

DATE

TIME

EVENT

LOCATION

Sunday

June 2

11AM-6PM

Ottawa County One-Room Schoolhouse Tour

Grab your family for a Sunday ride after church and explore six one-room and two-room schoolhouses located throughout Ottawa County.

 

Tickets for this free event may be picked up on June 2nd at any of the schoolhouses on the tour.

  • New Groningen Schoolhouse - 10587 Paw Paw Dr., Zeeland
  • Ottawa School - 11611 Stanton Street, West Olive
  • Olive Center School - 11768 Polk Street, Holland
  • Pigeon Creek School - 16788 Pierce Street, Grand Haven
  • DeWitt School - 17710 West Taft Street, Spring Lake
  • South Evergreen School - 8780 Leonard Road, Coopersville

Various locations in Ottawa county

Friday

June 14

10:00-11:00AM

The School Bell Series

TOPIC: "Designed for Summer: Herman Miller Picnic Posters".

SPEAKER: Audrey Rojo

Light refreshments served.

Description:

New Groningen Schoolhouse

Saturday

June 22

2-4PM

The Victorian Lady

TOPIC: The Victorian Lady - fashions from the Victorian area. A perfect girl's afternoon in the restored schoolhouse.

PRESENTER: Wendy Batchelder

COST: $10 per person.

Stop at the Zeeland Museum or call 616-772-4079 on Thursday or Saturday to purchase your tickets by June 15th.

Light refreshments served.

New Groningen Schoolhouse

 

Purchase your tickets by June 15th at the Zeeland Historical Museum

Saturday

June 29

10AM-noon

Children's Activities

Make a chick with a flag to remember Flag Day.

Zeeland Historical Museum

   

                     JULY

 

DATE

TIME

EVENT

LOCATION

Friday

July 12

10:30-11:30AM

The School Bell Series

TOPIC: To be announced

SPEAKER: 

Light refreshments served.

New Groningen Schoolhouse

Saturday

July 13

9AM-2:30PM

Show and Shine Car Show

and Macatawa Ice Cream Truck

Tour the show, have some ice cream and visit the museum.

Zeeland Historical Museum

Saturday

July 27

10AM-noon

Children's Activities

Watermelon Art

Zeeland Historical Museum

   

                    AUGUST

 

DATE

TIME

EVENT

LOCATION

Friday

August 9

10:30-11:30AM

The School Bell Series

TOPIC: To be announced

SPEAKER: 

Light refreshments served.

New Groningen Schoolhouse

Thursday

August 22

6-7:30PM

Ice Cream Social

Visit the museum, barn, play some lawn games and enjoy an ice cream sundae.

Zeeland Historical Museum

Saturday

August 31

10AM-noon

Children's Activities

Corn Art

Zeeland Historical Museum

   

                SEPTEMBER

 
DATE TIME

EVENT

LOCATION

Friday

Sept. 13

10:30-11:30AM

The School Bell Series

TOPIC: Paul De Kruif: Zeeland's Literary Giant

SPEAKER: 

Light refreshments served.

New Groningen Schoolhouse

Saturday

Sept. 21

2-4PM

Victorian Language

TOPIC: Victorian language - men and women were discouraged from interacting with each other during the Victorian period. Find out how they communicated before they were courting and go home with a bouquet.

PRESENTER: Wendy Batchelder

COST: $10 per person.

Stop at the Zeeland Museum or call 616-772-4079 on Thursday or Saturday to purchase your tickets by September 14th.

Light refreshments served.

New Groningen Schoolhouse

 

Purchase your tickets by September 14th at the Zeeland Historical Museum

Saturday

Sept. 28

10AM-noon

Children's Activities

Stop by and play some old fashioned games, make a craft, tour the schoolhouse, do some coloring and get an apple.

New Groningen Schoolhouse

   

                  OCTOBER

 

DATE

TIME

EVENT

LOCATION

Saturday

October 5

10:30AM-1PM

Pumpkin Fest Activities

Experience life in pioneer times by trying out some of our old tools and equipment and playing games.

Zeeland Historical Museum

Friday

October 11

10:30-11:30AM

The School Bell Series

TOPIC: Come Back to School: Experience a 1900's School Room

SPEAKER: 

Light refreshments served.

New Groningen Schoolhouse

Saturday

October 26

10AM-noon

Children's Activities

Make a chicken mask!

Zeeland Historical Museum

   

                NOVEMBER

 
DATE TIME

EVENT

LOCATION

November-December Museum's open hours

Christmas at the Zeeland Museum

Zeeland Historical Museum

Friday

Nov. 8

10:30-11:30AM

The School Bell Series

TOPIC: Back in the Day: Eating out in Zeeland

SPEAKER: 

Light refreshments served.

New Groningen Schoolhouse

Saturday

Nov. 30

10AM-noon

Children's Activities

Make a Christmas ornament

Zeeland Historical Museum

   

                DECEMBER

 
DATE TIME

EVENT

LOCATION

Saturday

Dec. 7

10AM-noon

Sinterklaas Visit

Visit Sinterklaas and enjoy crafts and Christmas decorations at the museum

Zeeland Historical Museum

Friday

Dec. 13

10-11:00AM

The School Bell Series

A Civil War Christmas

Zeeland Historical Museum 

Tuesday

Dec. 31

11AM-1PM

Noon Day Eve Egg Drop

Join us at the museum at 11AM to tour the museum with your family and for family activities. 

TO PREPARE FOR THE EGG DROP:

  • Work with your family to design a package for a raw egg that might survive a drop from the upper floor of the museum and bring it with you to the museum.
  • You may put your egg in a container (NO GLASS PLEASE) and you may also wrap your egg inside the container with whatever you choose...be creative.
  • At 12 noon on New Year's Eve people will drop their eggs one at a time.
  • After the drop, you will go outside and grab your packaged egg, and go over to the barn by the trash can.
  • Unwrap your egg to see if it survived. (No Glass Packaging Please!)
  • Then visit our workroom for a glass of sparkling grape juice and a fortune cookie. 
HAPPY NEW YEAR !

Zeeland Historical Museum