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

February 7, 2017:  Author of De Zwaan windmill book presentation. Howard Miller Public Library will be hosting author Alisa Crawford, miller for De Zwaan windmill on February 17, 2017, at 6:30 p.m. Crawford will be discussing her journey to become a Dutch certified miller and the surprising history of De Zwaan, the focal point and main attraction of Windmill Island Gardens. Alisa was the first woman admitted to the Dutch Professional and Traditional Granmillers Guild, and is still the only member outside of the Netherlands.

May 6-14, 2017:  Tulip Time. For more information visit the official Tulip Time website: http://www.tuliptime.com/events/

September 9, 2017:  Annual Dutch Fest-Landdag. Saturday, September 9, 2017, 11:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m., Hudsonville Fairgrounds, 5235 Park Street, Hudsonville, MI. The Grand Rapids Accordion Ensemble will perform from 12:30-1:30 p.m. The Michigan Interscholastic High School Association will be holding their equestrian meets at the outdoor horse arena and can be watched all day.

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


DHCC MISSION STATEMENT
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.

DHCC GOALS
* 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.

February 7, 2017

Howard Miller Public Library will be hosting author Alisa Crawford, miller for De Zwaan windmill on February 17, 2017, at 6:30 p.m. Crawford will be discussing her journey to become a Dutch certified miller and the surprising history of De Zwaan, the focal point and main attraction of Windmill Island Gardens. Alisa was the first woman admitted to the Dutch Professional and Traditional Granmillers Guild, and is still the only member outside of the Netherlands.