MAREAH’S CHRISTMAS TEA
Everyone looks forward to the annual Scholte House Christmas Tea. Guests were treated to beautiful music by Breanna Terpstra and Madison Thingstad from Pella Christian High who sang three of our favorite Christmas songs. Lisa Zylstra and Guy Blair then entertained us with Lisa’s flute and Guy on the Scholte House Steinway. Joe Tangen delighted the crowd with a selection of wonderful Christmas songs in his deep baritone voice, accompanied by Guy again on the piano. And as it is our tradition, Iris VanderWal played the Scholte House pump organ for our Christmas carol sing-a-long. Our guests then enjoyed delicious punch, coffee, tea and a huge selection of Christmas goodies made by our wonderful volunteers. Photos below show the fun everyone was having. Join us next year, but call early to reserve your spot or you might miss out!
NOLLEN PAINTINGS AT 2ND REFORMED TIL THE END OF THE YEAR
Gerhard Nollen was a professional artist who lived in Pella in the late 1800′s. He was a member of 2nd Reformed Church here in Pella. They are having their 150th Anniversary and have asked to display several of Nollen’s works. Several of these Nollen paintings were donated to the Scholte House Museum by a Nollen relative, Joan Welle Tyler and we thank her for her generous donation. The Scholte House Museum and the Pella Historical Society & Museum has an ongoing project of our art restoration by Barry Bauman of River Forest, Ill. With many thanks to the Pella Community Foundation for a grant for our continued efforts, we are pleased to share 5 of the Nollen paintings with the 2nd Reformed Church. Photos below show them on display: Nollen Self Portrait, The Sheep, Christ in the Temple, Forest Glen & Vivid Green Landscape.
NEW ROOMS TO VIEW AT SCHOLTE HOUSE
We’ve recently opened two more rooms in Scholte House on the tour. A bedroom on the west side has been used for storage for many years, but has now been cleaned up and restored to a bedroom. Next to it is a bathroom that has been opened for public use. Stop by and see all the changes happening at Scholte House.