We promote learning that transcends information to focus on interaction—with history, culture, civil responsibility and one another. We tell the stories of Holland, and the region, not to dictate how our children and citizens engage the past, but to encourage them to change and build a better future.
Our programming and exhibits seek to connect people with why the history of Holland matters to them. We want patrons and guests to feel compelled to own and share those stories for themselves.
As we continue to make a difference for the community,the community supports the growth of new initiatives at the museum. It’s a reciprocal relationship we hold with gratitude.
The Holland Historical Trust is the catalyst for the dynamic interaction of the past and present that enriches the greater Holland area. By collecting, preserving and communicating what has been, the Trust focuses the power of the past to shape the future. Its educational facilities and collections are representative of a diverse heritage and are accessible to all.
To shape the future of the greater Holland area by celebrating and building on those qualities that made it thrive in the past: spirituality, work ethic, entrepreneurship, family, education, and commitment to diversity and inclusion.