JOIN US IN FORGING OUR FUTURE

Since 1935, Pella Historical Society and Museums has promoted Pella's Dutch culture and heritage. Part of that privilege and responsibility is the stewardship of several historic sites, including our founder's home, the Scholte House, and the boyhood home of Wyatt Earp.

A $2.5 million Forging Our Future campaign is currently underway - a campaign that will make our historic buildings safe, secure, attractive, and visitor-ready.

Take a look at the steps of this campaign and what's included. How can you become part of Forging Our Future?

 

Revive

Pella's grande dame, the Scholte House, needs to be protected.

 

 

Built in 1847-48 by Dominie Hendrik Peter Scholte for his young bride Maria, the 22-room house desperately needs to be re-wired and shored up structurally. In addition, funds are being raised that will safeguard the house well into the future. 

Phase 1: Electrical Inspection and Update……………......................................................................................…….$100,000 (underway)

Phase 2: Structural Inspection and Repairs……..........................................................................................……….$450,000

Phase 3: Kitchen Overhaul………….........………….......................................................................................……....…..$50,000

  • New appliances……………………......................................................................................................................................…$10,000

  • Total remodeling of kitchen layout, wiring, plumbing, sheet rock…........................................................................….$20,000

  • New flooring, cupboards, countertops, certified sinks to meet food inspection standards……................................$20,000

For more information, contact Director Valerie Van Kooten at 641-628-1541 or vvankooten@pellahistorical.com.

Renew

Thanks to a generous gift by Casey's General Stores, the northwest corner of the Pella square is open for renewal for the first time in 100 years!

Plans for the Scholte Gardens include a gazebo, walking paths, gorgeous landscapes, and much more. This will truly be an enchanting spot for all Pella citizens and visitors to enjoy.

Phase 1: Plantings…………………….................................................................................................................…….$30,000-$50,000

Phase 2: Fencing, benches, pathways…..........................................…............................................................…$200,000

Phase 3: Gazebo and statue……………….......................................................................................................…….$150,000

Restore

The boyhood home of Wyatt Earp stands in the Historical Village in its original location. Wyatt and his family moved to Pella in 1850 and left in 1864. The home needs major renovations, including new windows and doors, tuckpointing and mortar, mold eradication, and structural work. This jewel on Franklin Street will once again be a shining star at the Historical Village.

Phase 1: Window Restoration and Exterior Masonry….................................................................................$450,000-$500,000

Phase 2: Doors, Interior Plaster, and Mold Eradication…..............................................................................$200,000-$250,000

Phase 3: Insulation, Other Repairs……...................................................................................................……….$25,000

Other Projects

Several projects around the Historical Village need attention:

  • Our security system is more than 40 years old and needs to be replaced.

  • Our archives are out of room and need some remodeling in order to store and conserve precious artifacts.

  • The buildings we are fixing up need to have funds available to do maintenance in the coming years.

                   .....................................................................................................$500,000

Levels of Giving:

Tier 1:

Level 1................................$500,000

Level 2................................$250,000

Level 3................................$100,000

Tier 2:

Level 4................................$50,000

Level 5................................$25,000

Level 6................................$10,000

Tier 3:

Level 7................................$5,000

Level 8................................$3,000

Level 9................................$1,000

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Vermeer Mill &
Historical Village

507 Franklin St.

Pella, Iowa 50219

Scholte House Museum &

Maria's Tea Room

728 Washington St.

Pella, Iowa 50219

Tulip Time Office

641-628-4311

Monday - Friday

9:00am - 5:00pm

 

Maria's Tea Room

641-628-1541

Monday - Saturday

Call for reservations.

 

All Museums Closed

on Sundays

 

Historical Village

641-620-9463

Monday - Friday
10:00am - 5:00pm

Vermeer Mill Tours:

10:30 am & 11:30 am

 1:30 pm  &  2:30 pm

Saturday
10:00am - 4:00pm

Vermeer Mill Tours:

10:30 am & 11:30 am 1:30 pm

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