General McMaster’s Speech at the 2019 Annual Meeting

2018 Outstanding Achievement medalist, Ret. Gen. H.R. McMaster joined Members, Friends, and guests of the Holland Society at the 2019 Annual Meeting and Dinner. … read more


Trip to the “Old Country” to Visit Ancestral Home in Holland

By: Thomas P. Bogart In search of my ancestral roots, I traveled to The Netherlands in late June 2019 with my wife, Cheryl, to visit my ancestral home in a tiny village called Schoonrewoerd.  Schoonrewoerd is now part of Vijfheerenlanden, which literally means “land with five Lords.” It is a municipality in the province of Utrecht in the Netherlands. The municipality was created in January 2019 through the merger of … read more


de Halve Maen, Winter 2018-2019

The latest issue of de Halve Maen is hot off the press! If you are a subscriber or a member who has requested a hard copy, please expect your copy in the mail shortly. For online subscribers, the new issue can be found here. Table of Contents: Editor’s Corner Opportunities and Insults: Understanding the Minimal Jewish Presence in New Netherland by Noah L. Gelfand Revisiting … read more


Russell Shorto & Len Tantillo: Imagining New Amsterdam

Russell Shorto & Len Tantillo, “Imagining New Amsterdam” June 22, St Mark’s Church-in-the-Bowery131 E 10th St, New York, NY 10003 Talk at 1pm. $10. Register here. Follow the event’s Facebook page. Four centuries ago, Dutch traders, Native Americans, Africans and others collaborated and clashed in lower Manhattan. In this visually compelling program artist Len Tantillo and author Russell Shorto compare their methods of bringing New York’s origins … read more


Just Published!

Vol. 91, No. 3, Fall 2018 IN THIS ISSUE: Editor’s Corner Dutch Colonization’s Disruption of the Hudson Valley’s Native Landscapeby Jason R. Sellers The Delius Patent and Rock Regeoby Rudy VanVeghtenHere and There in New Netherland StudiesSociety ActivitiesIn Memoriam