this lovely mansion for her . The house features the personal belongings of the Scholte family and just reopened after a 2 1 / 2 year renovation . Located behind the house are the Scholte Formal Gardens featuring two life – sized bronze statues among almost 25,000 tulips . Masks required .
Pella City Tour 640 Franklin St . | 1 hour | $ 8 adult | $ 5 youth | 8:30 a . m . -6 p . m ., Thurs . -Sat .
Tuttle Cabin 608 Lincoln Street | $ The Thomas F . and Nancy Tuttle Log House is the oldest building in Pella . This “ birthplace of Pella ” is the cabin where Dominie Scholte purchased the land that became the heart of Pella . The cabin is a wood , 1.5 story ‘ single-pen ’ ( one room dwelling ), originally constructed in 1843 with walls made of square hewn , walnut logs about 6 x 6 inches . NEW THIS YEAR , the Tuttle Learning Walk shares the early history of the county as well as the story of Dominie Scholte and the exodus of the Dutch from the Netherlands to the prairie of Iowa as well as information about modern-day Pella and the annual Tulip Time celebration . For more information , go to : HistoricPellaTrust . org .
Fire House Museum 614 Main St . | Noon-2 p . m . & 4-8 p . m ., Thurs . -Sat . The reconstructed 1882 building
20 Tulip Time 2021 houses an antique fire engine , antique fire-fighting equipment and fire- fighting memorabilia , as well as a cold , desolate jail . Masks required .
Pella Rolscreen Depot Museum 102 Main St . | 20 minutes | 8 a . m . -5 p . m ., Thurs . -Sat . The Pella Depot Museum is listed on the National Register of Historic Places and contains memorabilia of its early days as an important stop on the railroad system . It contains historical documents related to the growth of Rolscreen Company from its move to Pella in 1926 through today ’ s Pella Corporation .
Veteran ’ s Museum Memorial Building | 829 Broadway | 10 a . m . -2 p . m ., Thurs . -Sat . Sponsored by the VFW / American Legion , discover artifacts from the Civil War through The Global War on Terror with most items donated by Pella citizens .
Dutch Craft Market West Market Park | 1009 Liberty St . | 9 a . m-7 p . m ., Thurs . -Sat . Stroll through West Market Park and enjoy 80 + socially distanced booths filled with a wide variety of shopping delights .
Fly – In Breakfast Pella Municipal Airport | 7-10 a . m . Saturday | $ 8 Adult | $ 6 Children Antique , classic , experimental and corporate aircraft on display . Breakfast served by Pella United Methodist Church .
Central College Dutch Lunch and Program 812 University St .| 11 a . m . | Thurs . -Sat . | $ 20 per person Enjoy a meal with authentic Dutch and local recipes prepared by Central College Catering . Presentations on culture , cuisine and traditions - Parade of Provinces , Period Costumes of The Netherlands ( Thurs ), Growing Up Dutch ( Fri ), and Deliciously Dutch , Typical Foods of The Netherlands ( Sat ). Information on traditions and origins of the menu will be provided . Cash bar available . Reservations required - email or call 641-628-4311 . Ample parking at the venue . Transportation to the college is not provided but is an easy 4-5 block walk from the heart of the festival . Event is approximately 90 minutes .
Central College Dutch Dinner Show 812 University Street | Graham Conference Center | 5 p . m . Wed . -Fri . | $ 25 per person Enjoy a meal with authentic Dutch and local recipes prepared by Central College Catering . Entertainment by the Dutchesses ( Wed ), Tulip Queen and Court ( Thurs ), and Dutch Family Singers ( Fri ). Information on traditions and origins of the menu will be provided . Cash bar available . Reservations required - email or call 641-628-4311 . Groups of 8 or less will be sharing tables with other guests . Ample parking at the venue . Transportation to the college is not provided but is an easy 4-5 block walk from the heart of the festival . Event is approximately 90 minutes .
The Reluctant Pioneer - The Story of Maria Scholte Pella Opera House | 611 Franklin St . | Great Hall | 10 a . m . on Thurs . -Fri . | 11 a . m . on Sat . | 40 min | $ 5 The Opera House ’ s Great Hall is transformed into Maria Scholte ’ s living room for this unique experience . The Reluctant Pioneer is a must-see ! A thoroughly enjoyable one-woman live production by Beverly Graves , bringing to life Pella ' s " first lady .” Catch an exciting glimpse of this important figure from Pella ' s pioneer days . Masks and social distancing required . Tickets available at www . pellaoperahouse . org .