Craft in Focus Festival, June 3-4

The Craft in Focus Festival is this weekend in Industry City, Brooklyn! The Festival features many artisans demonstrating traditional crafts, such as printmaking, calligraphy, jewelry making, and stone cutting, among many others. This year’s Festival places special emphasis on Dutch artists and their craft. Learn more about the Festival at their website, and be sure to check it out if you are near Brooklyn this weekend!

From the Vaults: The 1888 Trip to the Netherlands

In 1888, the newly-formed Holland Society planned a trip to the Netherlands to visit Amsterdam and other locations. We’ve managed to digitize some of the glass slides that were taken on this trip–view them below.            

The Hugo Grotius Collection

Our fantastic library at Holland Society headquarters only represents a portion of our collection! The Hugo Grotius collection was purchased by Robert Barnwell Roosevelt from Bom and Bom Book Dealers in Amsterdam in 1890. The collection consists of 137 historical, legal, theological, and literary works, seventeenth century-nineteenth century publications, some early editions by Grotius, and others published after his death. There is an additional supplement … read more

America: Promised Land

Our very own Vice President and Head of Membership, Colonel Adrian Bogart, is featured in the HISTORY Channel’s new miniseries, “America: Promised Land,” debuting on Monday, May 29, at 9/8c. Col. Bogart traces the path of his ancestor, Harmen Meyndertsz van den Bogaert, in his expedition to save the Dutch fur trade in New Netherland. Learn more about the series on the History Channel website, and … read more