Historic Preservation

Historic Preservation

Historic Pella Trust

The Historic Pella Trust was organized to protect and preserve Pella’s heritage by preserving historic building sites, so that future generations will continue to honor the time and talent of our forefathers. Their motto is “Preserving Yesterday With A Vision For Tomorrow”.IMG_7246

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. The Trust rescues property from demolition, restores and maintains historically significant properties, and works on historic preservation advocacy and community education. The Trust places properties on the National Register of Historic Places, works in conjunction with our local city government on preservation issues, houses a digital library of historic Pella resources, and publishes educational information on preservation topics (such as the self-guided “Architectural Tour of Early Historic Pella” and the newsletter “Preserve Pella”). The Trust presents yearly awards celebrating Pella properties of Architectural Significance and exemplary Historic Preservation projects.

For a complete list of restored properties, go to Historic Pella Trust


Love historic properties? Don’t forget to check out the historic buildings at Pella Historical Society & Museums, including the childhood home of Wyatt Earp and the Scholte House.