From the Vaults: The Rapalje Cradle

Many are familiar with Catalina Trico, Joris Jansen Rapalje, and their daughter, Sarah Rapalje, who was the first child of European descent born in New Netherland. We found a copy of this sketch depicting the Rapalje/Rapelje/Rapelye family homestead in New Amsterdam during our office move. The chair, fireplace, mantle, and clock from the Rapalje family homestead are in the Brooklyn Museum, according to the text on the … read more


Theater: Van Gogh’s Ear

  Love the theater but not sure what to see next? Check out Van Gogh’s Ear, a play weaving together the paintings of Van Gogh, his letters to his brother, and chamber and vocal works by Franck, Fauré, Chausson, and Debussy. The producers of Van Gogh’s Ear have extended a special offer to members of The Holland Society for discounted tickets. Please check out the attached document for more … read more


New Issue of de Halve Maen!

The Spring 2017 issue of de Halve Maen has just been published! As a reminder, the journal is now published digitally with an option to receive a printed copy by request. Please contact the office if you would like a printed copy of the latest issue. The Spring 2017 issue can be read on our website. Vol. 90, No. 1, Spring 2017 IN THIS ISSUE: Editor’s Corner … read more


From The Vaults: 1888 Trip to Holland

Following our previous post of photographs from the Holland Society’s 1888 trip to Holland, we have digitized more of the glass slides taken on this trip and uploaded them for viewing here. Enjoy!