News, events, general information, and links to partnering institutions and other resources for Dutch culture in West Michigan.

Holland Museum event and tour schedules can be seen on their website at:  http://hollandmuseum.org/

Graafschap Heritage Center tours happen on the last Tuesday of the month from 7pm-9pm and last Sunday of the month from 11am-12 noon, and by appointment.  Contact Calvin Hoogstra at (616)-396-5008 or Bill Sytsma (616)-392-6287 for more information.

Watch the restored De Zwaan Windmill Video produced by Coppercraft Distillery

The Mission of the Dutch Heritage Coordinating Council is to provide a forum to further the preservation and promotion of Dutch heritage in the Greater Holland/Zeeland Area.

* Support thoughtful, authentic, creative programs, activities, communications, and displays relative to Dutch Heritage in ways that enhance the cultural, social, educational and spiritual life of the community.


The Holland Area Historical Society will host a program titled “The Phoenix Disaster of 1847” on Tuesday, November 21 at 7:30 p.m. The presentation will be held in the Maas Auditorium, Maas Conference Center, Hope College, Holland, Michigan.

Maas Auditorium is located at 264 Columbia Avenue on the Hope College campus. The public is invited, and admission is free.

The steamship Phoenix was lost on Lake Michigan on November 21, 1847, with a loss of nearly 250 Dutch immigrants, many of them related to local Hollanders. Join author, historian, and shipwreck hunter Craig Rich as he presents a multimedia history of this local Great Lakes tragedy.

The Holland Area Historical Society sponsors historically themed programs, primarily concerning Holland and West Michigan, monthly except during May, July and August. The programs are funded through dues paid by the society’s members. Membership is paid annually, and costs $15 for individuals, $20 for families, and $10 for senior citizens and $5 for students. The society also has rates for non-profit institutions, corporations and life memberships.

Additional information concerning the Holland Area Historical Society may be obtained by calling (616) 395-7798.