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Windmill Winterim

Join us for Windmill Winterim classes and events in 2024! Registration for classes is now available to the public - stop by the museum gift shop or call 641-620-9463. To download a PDF of the class schedule, click here.

Hindeloopen Painting


January 6, 13, & 20

10:00am-12:00 noon in the Scholte Garden Room


$60 for PHM members, $80 for non-members

15 person maximum, sign-up required


Hindeloopen is a beautiful Dutch folk art from a city of the same name in the province of Friesland, the Netherlands. Join Hindeloopen artist Darlene Wallinga as she teaches you the basics of this painting style, from swoops and scrolls to birds and flowers. No previous painting experience is required, and we invite folks of all ages who can use a paintbrush. After three classes, you’ll walk away with knowledge and skills, your own set of paints and brushes, and a wooden Dutch “kalendar” to show off what you’ve learned.

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Bake and Learn Galettes with Eten en Voeden

Tuesday, January 9

6:30pm in the Scholte Garden Room

$45 for PHM members, $60 for non-members

15 person maximum, sign-up required


Bake up a tasty galette with Ashley Voss from Pella business Eten en Voeden! We’ll have a fun-filled evening drinking wine and making sweet and savory galettes – easy, crusty, freeform pies you can take home to bake. Ashley describes herself as “simply a mom (constantly) in the kitchen, feeding my husband and kids some homemade, delicious, easy, healthy(ish) meals.” She has spent the last few years building up a food blog and local business inspired by her Dutch heritage, Eten en Voeden, which means “Eat and Feed.” Find Ashley’s blog here.

Dutch for Beginners


Wednesdays, January 10 through February 28

6:30-8:30pm in the Scholte Garden Room


$75 for PHM members, $100 for non-members

40 person maximum, sign-up required


Join Netherlands-native-turned-Pella-resident Raymond Klok for “Dutch for Travelers!” No grammar, no workbooks, just handy words and phrases you can use for your trip abroad, or just for your own enjoyment. Each week will tackle another theme, including introductions, weather, food and ordering food in restaurants, medical help, etc. Students will go home each week with a list of the words and phrases learned.


Advanced Dutch

Mondays, January 8 through February 26

6:30-8:30pm in the Scholte Garden Room

$75 for PHM members, $100 for non-members

40 person maximum, sign-up required


Netherlands native Raymond Klok is back to teach conversational Dutch! If you took last year’s “Beginner Dutch” class or already know a bit of your own, this class will give you the boost you need to feel more comfortable speaking conversational Dutch with other learners as well as native Dutch speakers. Brush up for that trip to the Netherlands, get in touch with your Dutch roots, or just dive deeper into learning a language for fun!

Women’s Rights in Midwest Dutch America

Thursday, January 11

7:00pm in Scholte Church

Free for PHM members, $5 for non-members

Pay at the door, cash only


Dr. Barbara Walvoord will join us via video chat to discuss women’s rights in Midwest Dutch America, specifically within Pella and Central College, where she taught from 1966-1979. A descendant of Dutch immigrants, Dr. Walvoord recently published a book chronicling her journey through academia at the height of the fight for women’s rights in the mid-late 20th century, weaving through it the stories of her mother and grandmother, and looking at the broader context of women’s rights in the Midwest.


The Farm Crisis Documentary

Thursday, January 18

7:00pm in van Emmerik Studio (Maytag Center at Central College – 2nd floor)

Free & open to the public


Pella has flourished in the 175 years since its founding, creating a place where many industries can thrive. However, in many ways, our roots are in agriculture - join us as we watch The Farm Crisis, a documentary from Iowa PBS. Explore why the farm crisis of the 1980s happened, meet the farm families who struggled and the men and women who fought so long and so loyally to help them, and examine how agriculture changed as a result of the economic crisis. 90 minutes, not rated, English.

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My Best Friend Anne Frank Movie

Tuesday, January 23

7:00pm in the Pella Opera House Theater

Free & open to the public


Based on the real-life friendship between Anne Frank and Hannah Goslar, My Best Friend Anne Frank follows their story from Nazi-occupied Amsterdam to their harrowing reunion in a concentration camp. This dramatized version is based on the recollections of Hannah Goslar, who has written multiple books and appeared in various documentaries. 103 minutes, rated TV-14, Dutch with English subtitles. Watch a trailer here.

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