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Coming Up


Speaker: The Sinking of the Steamship Phoenix

Tuesday, June 27 | 7:00pm

van Emmerik Studio at Central College

Free & Open to the Public. However, due to limited seating, tickets are required. Pick up your ticket at the Museum Gift Shop.

Mary Risseeuw will be speaking on the sinking of the steamship Phoenix in Lake Michigan in 1847. Approximately 151 Dutch Catholic immigrants were on the ship - 92 of them children. A screening of a 2022 documentary by Dutch filmmakers commemorating the 175th anniversary of the sinking will follow Risseeuw's presentation (the U.S. premiere!).


Mary Risseeuw is a genealogist, historian, writer, and lecturer, with an emphasis on 19th- and 20th-century Dutch immigration and Wisconsin history. She has published and lectured in the United States and the Netherlands on the subject. She is a board member for the Association for the Advancement of Dutch-American Studies (AADAS).

Dutch Day Camp

Monday, July 17 - Friday, July 21

9:00am - 3:00pm

Pella Historical Museums

Dutch Day Camp is back for students entering 5th and 6th grade! Spend a week learning about Pella's history and Dutch culture by exploring museums, playing games, trying foods, and more.

Click the button below to learn more and sign up.

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