The Historic Pella Trust, established in 1994, is a non-profit preservation group who helps to preserve Pella’s architectural resources so that future generations will continue to be enriched by the historic legacy of Pella’s Dutch heritage and culture. We serve in a counseling and advisory capacity regarding historically correct architecture and disseminate information regarding restoration and reconstruction of facilities.
Our Mission Statement is:
To Protect and Promote Buildings, Landscapes, and Sites
Important to the Heritage of Pella, Iowa.
Protect & Promote our Heritage
Our office is located in the oldest building in Pella, Iowa, The Thomas Tuttle Cabin Build in 1843. We do provide tours of this historic landmark.
The Trust interacts to rescue historically significant property in danger of demolition. Restoration of these properties and protection covenants are arranged by our organization. We take an active approach towards historic preservation advocacy working with local, state and national government agencies to document and preserve.
Members receive our newsletter “Preserve Pella”. Our annual meeting is in November, by tradition we honor several Pella homeowners with a Historic Landmark plaque and award during this meeting.
In the News and Events
Dave Baker ‘In the Details”and a review of 2018 Historic Pella Trust; Annual Meeting and program, Thursday November 8, 6:30: Pella Opera House. Please join us to explore the details of Pella often missed! 2018 Review, landmark and homeowner’s awards! …
Fund Raising has begun for the Tuttle Learning Walkway! A educational pathway that shares the early history of Pella Iowa. The future path will connect two National Landmarks; Tuttle Cabin and Sunken Garden Park and Windmill.