Henry Hospers was instrumental in the development and creation of Orange City, Iowa, and Northwestern Classical Academy. A Dutch immigrant, Hospers moved to the Orange City area in 1871. The collection includes photos of Hospers, his home in Orange City, and his family members. The collection also includes a Poorter's Oath signed in 1791 by Henry Hospers' grandparents, Hendrik and Anne (Mooji) Hospers, in Amsterdam, The Netherlands.

For more on Henry Hospers, see Dr. Doug Anderson's article, "'We Are Now Americans': Henry Hospers, Sioux County, Iowa, and Dutch Settler Acculturation."


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