The mission of the Holland Museum is in part to be "the catalyst for a dynamic interaction of the past and present that enriches the greater Holland area." Established in 1937 as a cultural organization for collecting the early Dutch immigrant story, the Holland Museum transformed in the early 1990s to working toward an inclusive community story. The Holland Museum strives to achieve its mission and goals through programs, events, exhibits and community engagement. Through our community.. partnerships, we can connect cultures, communities and programming to enhance a visitor's experience.
Holland Museum preserves Holland's history in three distinct properties: the Museum, Cappon House and Settlers House. The Museum, a repurposed Post Office building from 1914, displays Holland history, Dutch art, and temporary exhibits. The Italianate Cappon House, built in 1874, was the home to Isaac Cappon, Holland's first mayor and local tanner. In stark comparison, the Settlers House, five houses up the street, was built in 1867 by an Irish ship carpenter and represents a working-class family home.