Piracy and Punishment Lecture

On Friday, May 15th, Holland Society member Ed Tiesenga presented a fascinating lecture on Hugo Grotius’s piracy laws and their continuation into present-day America. If you were unable to attend, the video of the lecture and subsequent Q&A can be found at this link. President Bogart shares his thoughts below. I’d like to take this opportunity to thank Society Member Edward N. Tiesenga for his … read more


America, the Promised Land

Great Members and Friends, I had the unique opportunity to retrace the brave journey of one of my ancestors into Mohawk and Oneida Country to determine why in 1634, the Fur Trade had ended with the Dutch.  I left 380 years to the minute when Harmen van den Bogaert left Fort Orange and traveled 108 miles west into the Iroquois Nation.  His mission a success, … read more


de Halve Maen, Vol. 92, No. 4

The newest issue of de Halve Maen is online and on its way to you! Just Published! Vol. 92, No. 4 IN THIS ISSUE: Editor’s Corner The Lawyer and the Fox: Tales of Tricks and Treachery in New Amsterdamby Jaap Jacobs Accessories and Ornaments in New Netherlandby Mary Collins Book Review: Jeroen Dewulf, The Pinkster King and the King of Kongo: The Forgotten History of … read more