The book, entitled “Celebrating Our Dutch Heritage: The Story of the Orange City Tulip Festival,” was written by Bill Kalsbeek, an Orange City native and current part-time resident of the community. The book documents the festival’s history and contains hundreds of images that span the decades of the event.
“We are very grateful for Bill and his willingness to research the history and tell the story of the festival since its founding in the 1930s,” says Arlyn Schaap, past-chairman of the Steering Committee. “We are excited to share the book with community members and visitors alike.”
Copies are available at all libraries in Orange City.