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July 2022

Nights at the Musuem

July 19 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Dutch American Heritage Museum, 120 3rd Street SW
Orange City, IA 51041 United States
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BARN-BURNING AND OTHER ACTS OF PATRIOTISM DR. KEITH FYNAARDT In 1918, WWI’s anti-immigrant jingoism incited a vigilante band of Iowa farmers and led to the burning of Dutch-Americans’ barns, businesses and other buildings east of Pella, Iowa—including Peoria Christian Reformed Church and the nearby Christian school.   Presentation is held at the museum at 6:30pm. Seating is limited.

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August 2022

Nights at the Museum

August 23 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Dutch American Heritage Museum, 120 3rd Street SW
Orange City, IA 51041 United States
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ORANGE WHAT? ORANGE WHO? JOHN BUNTSMA Who was William the Silent of Orange-Nassau (1533-1584)? And what does he and his history have to do with our little city and its vibrant name?   Presentation is held at the museum at 6:30pm. Seating is limited.

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September 2022

Nights at the Museum

September 20 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Dutch American Heritage Museum, 120 3rd Street SW
Orange City, IA 51041 United States
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ORANGE CITY’S EARLY ANTI-VAXXERS DR. RICHARD REITSEMA As the smallpox epidemic spread through Northwest Iowa in 1882, some locals (whom outsiders called “Hollanders”) refused to be injected with the cowpox vaccine that had proven effective against the disease for more than 85 years. How did others in the region respond to the Hollander’s reticence?   Presentation is held at the museum at 6:30pm. Seating is limited.

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October 2022

Nights at the Museum

October 25 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Dutch American Heritage Museum, 120 3rd Street SW
Orange City, IA 51041 United States
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ORANGE CITY, RED TRUCKS: A HISTORY OF THE OCFD DR. ANN LUNDBERG Founded in 1883 as the “Rescue Hook and Ladder Company of Orange City” by men who procured hooks, ladders, buckets and axes and women who held oyster-supper fund-raisers, the fire department has been through many changes in location, equipment and tactics--and has fought its share of fires.   Presentation is held at the museum at 6:30pm. Seating is limited.

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