Dorpskerk, a Reformed Church in Berkel en Rodenrijs, Netherlands, near Rotterdam. The church was first organized in 1300. The building in its present form dates from 1732, replacing a structure on the same site which was built in 1347 and had fallen into a state of disrepair. The tower was built in 1500 as a Berkel city tower.
SIOUX CENTER, IOWA
Arjan and wife having dinner with musicians in the area.
A gift presented by the Van Marel family to the Breukhovens—a copy
of the painting selected for the 75th Anniversary of the Tulip Festival.
Celebrating Annelies Breukhoven’s 50th birthday. She is the
wife of Arjan. Lois and Cal Cleveringa are in the background.
SIOUX CITY, IOWA
Statue of Mary, mother of Jesus The Way of the Cross
Our Lady of Lourdes
Last Supper Sculpture. Life size sculpture of Jesus and His 12 disciples carved by Jerry Traufler. He used the heads of his wife and friends who posed for photographs dressed as individual apostles. It took 7 years to carve and was completed in 1993.
Cathedral of the Epiphany in Sioux City Iowa, setting for Arjan’s second concert.
The cathedral’s organ pipes
Arjan at the organ
One of many meals with the Beukhovens
and Carl Van Marel as they traveled around.
VERMILLION, SOUTH DAKOTA
One of the three organs that Arjan had
the privilege of playing
Arjan thanking the museum curator for being our guide.
W. H. Over Museum—preserving the heritage of the land and people of South Dakota.
A. B. & E. Telephone Company’s operator switchboard, used in 1907.
American La France Triple combination pumping car, built in 1923.
This was the first motorized fire truck in Vermillion.
ORANGE CITY, IOWA
Chamber of Commerce Arjan's posters and advertisements
Street organ used during the annual Tulip Bill Van Marel, a former wooden shoe
Festival is displayed in this museum. maker, demonstrates the carving process
Century Home built in 1900 by the first Mayor of Orange City. Only two families lived in this home.
Guide explaining information about this home.
Downtown City Park
Breukhovens on the drawbridge
Cherokee church welcomes Arjan. Pictured are the priest, Rev. Armand Bertrand; parish organist, Sister Janice Hoffman; Arjan; and Rick Darrow, the man who rebuilt this organ in 2011.
|Carl Van Marel telling story of how Arjan Breukhoven came from the Netherlands and to the United States.|
SIOUX FALLS, SOUTH DAKOTA
Cathedral of St. Joseph, constructed from 1915-1919, with $390,000
Views of the Big Sioux River with beautiful falls following a rainy day.
ORANGE CITY, IOWA
Zwemer Hall, historic building on Northwestern College’s campus, was built in 1894.
Northwestern College’s Christ Chapel, where Arjan held his last concert.
Front of the auditorium with screens showing Arjan playing.
A photo shot of the guests at the end of the concert. The largest number of people attended the final concert. Crowds kept growing as word got out about this fantastic organist.
In summary, this Van Marel family project was another fantastic bonding experience for our family, and there was much satisfaction in reaching out to others. Also, it was heartwarming to see the enthusiasm of the guests and to hear their glowing comments! Several of you family members came for many miles to attend the concerts and willingly serve. You ALL are the best!!