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Pella was founded in 1847 when 800 Dutch immigrants led by Dominee (Minister) Hendrik (Henry) P. Scholte settled the area. The name "Pella" is a reference to Pella in the Perea, where the Christians of Jerusalem had found refuge during the Roman-Jewish war of 70; the name was selected because the Dominee and the rest were also seeking religious freedom. It was the childhood home of Wyatt Earp, whose father Nicholas Porter Earp had settled on a farm near Pella. Pella today boasts the largest working grain windmill in the United States, the Vermeer Mill; a treasured gem, now fully-restored from the 1900’s, the Pella Opera House; Iowa’s largest lake, Lake Red Rock; strong industry such as Pella Corporation and Vermeer Corporation and a strong, healthy business community for the 10,000+ population.
Awards Location: The Historic Pella Opera House at 611 Franklin St, Pella, IA 50219.
The Royal Amsterdam Hotel is the hotel of choice for the Iowa Motion Picture Association located within walking distance of the awards location - 705 E 1st St, Pella, IA 50219. Phone: 641-620-8400. A special room rate is available if you mention the Iowa Motion Picture Association.
The Dwelling Place - 935 Main Street, Pella, IA 50219 - Phone: 641-660-4962
Dutch Mill Inn & Gift Shop - 205 Oskaloosa St, Pella, IA 50219 - Phone: 641-628-1060
Super 8 Pella - 105 E Oskaloosa St, Pella, IA 50219 - Phone: 641-628-8181
Pella Historical Society Museums - http://www.pellahistorical.org/ - “The Pella Historical Society and Museums preserves and promotes Pella’s Dutch Heritage through educational programs, historical sites, Tulip Time and other festivals and events.”
Lake Red Rock - http://www.redrockarea.com/events/lake-red-rock/ - Eagles soaring, crappie fishing, bike trails, camping under the stars and hours of recreation await you at Iowa’s largest lake: Lake Red Rock. Climb to the top of the Cordova Tower and enjoy a day at the beach.
The Pella Activity Guide - http://www.pella.org.s3.amazonaws.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/12/2015-Pella-Activity-Guide.pdf - download a PDF filled with fun things to do and see while you're in Pella. This guide sports plenty of things to do while you wait to accept your award.