2019



The locations of our two properties are:

Zeeland Historical Museum

New Groningen Schoolhouse

37 E Main Ave, Zeeland 

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


         MAY - OCTOBER  
DATE TIME EVENT LOCATION
May - October Museum's open hours Herman Miller's Poster Exhibit  Zeeland Historical Museum
   

                SEPTEMBER

 
DATE TIME

EVENT

LOCATION

Friday

Sept. 13

10:00-11:00AM

The School Bell Series

TOPIC: Paul De Kruif: Zeeland's Literary Giant

PRESENTER: Linda Kolk

Light refreshments served.

New Groningen Schoolhouse

Saturday

Sept. 21

2-4PM

Flowers and Fans

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

September

 

Children's Activities

See October 5th event below.

 

   

                  OCTOBER

 

DATE

TIME

EVENT

LOCATION

Saturday

October 5

9AM - 5PM

Pumpkinfest Family Event

Civil War Re-enactors will be visiting the Zeeland Museum. For more information, click here

Zeeland Historical Museum

Friday

October 11

10:00-11:00AM

The School Bell Series

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

PRESENTER: Ken Kolk with

Schoolmaster Robert Boehm

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

10:00-11:00AM

The School Bell Series

TOPIC: Back in the Day: Eating out in Zeeland

DISCUSSION LEADER: Catherine Wasson

Light refreshments served.

New Groningen Schoolhouse

Thursday

Nov. 14

6:30 to 9 PM

Annual Dinner

Hosted by the Zeeland Historical Society

 

AFTER-DINNER PRESENTATION

"Investigating Your Home's History"

 • County Clerk, Justin Roebuck, will speak   about the county's resources

 • A Zeeland resident will talk about the steps they took to find their home's history

 • A member of the Historical Society will discuss the resources at the Museum and the presentation of a home plaque.

 

Free to the public ~ donations are gratefully accepted ! 

 

Please make your reservations BEFORE November 7 by calling (616) 772-4079. 

Howard Miller Library Community Center

 

For reservations, please call

(616) 772-4079

BEFORE Nov. 7 

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

PRESENTER: Ken Kolk with a local re-enactor to discuss life during the Civil War

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