School Bell Series

The School Bell Series was introduced in April 2019 at the 1881 New Groningen Schoolhouse. The first event was called, "From Logs to Pipes" and was presented by Doug Englesman.


The series feature local speakers on local topics and offer attendees an opportunity to learn about the history of Zeeland and enjoy the restored 1881 building.


Check out our former events below.  

Jun 10, 2021

Uncovering History: The Colonial Clock Building

PRESENTER: Michelle Hoogewind

Mar 13, 2020

Law and Order, Zeeland Style

PRESENTERS: Bill Gruppen (Fire Chief), Larry Veldeer (Police Chief) and Les Hoogland (Mayor)

Dec 15, 2019

A Civil War Christmas: The Dutch Company of the 25th Michigan Volunteer Infantry in 1862


Nov 8, 2019

Zeeland Memories

PRESENTER: Dorothy Voss

Oct 11, 2019

Come Back to School: Experience a 1900s Schoolhouse

PRESENTER: Robert Boehm

Sep 13, 2019

Paul de Kruif - Zeeland's Literary Pioneer

PRESENTER: Linda Karsten Kolk

Jun 14, 2019

Designed for Summer: Herman Miller Picnic Posters

PRESENTER: Audrey Rojo

May 10, 2019

Fill-er Up, the History of Zeeland's Service Stations

PRESENTER: Jack Van Eden

Apr 12, 2019

From Logs to Pipes: Zeeland's Clean Water Treatment Plant

PRESENTER: Doug Englesman