About

Pella Historical Society & Museums was started in 1935 by a group of dedicated Pella citizens with a passion and vision to preserve the history of Pella. Our organization is a cornerstone in the community, preserving and telling the story of Pella's past through our museums, events, and educational programs. Pella Historical also serves a pivotal role in the community and surrounding area as the sponsor of the annual Tulip Time Festival. 

Visit the pages under the "About" tab to learn more about Pella Historical Museums.

Pella Historical Museums includes one of the largest working windmills in the United States, a 22-building historical village, the boyhood home of Western lawman Wyatt Earp, the home of Pella's founding family, and more!

 

Our Mission

Pella Historical Society & Museums preserves and promotes the Dutch heritage and the history of Pella, Iowa.

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Our Purpose

To tell the remarkable story of Pella, its founding, development, and Dutch heritage and traditions, through preservation of historical resources, educational displays and exhibits, festivals, and programming to engage and educate Pella citizens and visitors.

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