Saturday, February 23, 2008

"Tulips" Holland, Michigan

Holland Michigan is one of those special places. Here's a little history below courtesy Wikipedia....

Holland was settled in 1847 by Dutch Calvinist separatists, under the leadership of Dr. Albertus van Raalte, who were escaping from persecution in The Netherlands. Van Raalte chose the land due to its proximity to the Black River where it streamed to Black Lake (now Lake Macatawa) which, in turn, led to Lake Michigan. The land was inhabited by the Ottawa, which after a cultural clash with the new Dutch settlers relocated to Northport, Michigan. In Holland's early history, Van Raalte was a spiritual leader, as well as overseeing political, educational and financial matters. In 1847 Van Raalte established a congregation of the Reformed Church in America, which would later be called the First Reformed Church of Holland. In 1867, Holland was incorporated as a city with Isaac Cappon being the city's first mayor.

"Tulips" Holland Michigan
10" x 8" (25.4cm x 20.4cm)
Acrylic on Canvas Panel
$75 plus $4.95 shipping and handling in the US
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