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Historical Village

What started as one building has grown to a 22-building complex, covering Pella's history beginning in the 1840s. Inside the Historical Village, you'll see...


  • Beason-Blommers Mill and Blacksmith Shop

  • Log Cabin, moved piece by piece from a local farm

  • Werkplaats, the place where wooden shoes are made

  • Sterrenberg Library and Delft House, which houses an extensive antique Delft collection

  • Scholte Church, a replica of Dominie Scholte's first church in Pella

  • Heritage Hall, which houses antiques, costumes, and vignettes of Dutch daily life, as well as Goliath, our authentic Dutch street organ

  • Bakery, completely refurbished as a working bakery of the 1850s

  • Meat and Cheese Shop, a tribute to the legacy of Pella's meat markets

  • Sod House, a replica of the housing of Pella's pioneers during their early years

...and much more. We invite you to come explore all the wonderful displays, artifacts, and exhibits that the Historical Village offers. Open Monday through Friday from 10:00am-5:00pm, and Saturday from 10:00am-4:00pm during our open season.

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