From the Vaults: Grover Cleveland Addresses the Holland Society

Grover Cleveland Theodore Roosevelt was not the only President of the United States to address the Holland Society at an Annual Meeting. In 1901, Grover Cleveland spoke to the Holland Society about the campaign in the Philippines and the Boer War, denouncing both. According to The New York Times, who reproduced his speech, President Cleveland’s speech was not met with “unmixed approval” from Society Members. The … read more

From the Vaults: Holland Society Songs

Did you know that in the early days of the Holland Society, the Secretary routinely published songs for the Society to sing at meetings? We’ve uncovered three of the Society’s songs, the covers of which are reproduced here. While we have the sheet music for these songs as well, we have no current way of recording them. Are you musical? If you are interested in … read more

From the Vaults: The Dutch of The Netherlands in The Making of America

Every month we aim to digitize another of our publications for access by our membership. This month’s digitization is a speech given by William Elliot Griffis to the Holland Society in 1921. The printed speech discusses Griffis’ claim that the Netherlands was the model and guide for the foundation of the United States of America. Interested in learning more? You can view the entire speech … read more

Online Archives Update: The Chronicles of the Burgher Guard

We are currently working on digitizing our publications and our archives. Check out our latest digitization, The Chronicles of the Burgher Guard, on our ISSUU profile here. As we work to revive the Burgher Guard, please be in touch with our Captain, Sarah Bogart, if you are interested in joining! You can reach her at

Archeology of New Amsterdam and its Environs

The New Amsterdam History Center Cordially Invites You to A LECTURE THE ARCHEOLOGY OF NEW AMSTERDAM AND ITS ENVIRONS Archeologists Anne-Marie Cantwell, Emerita Professor of Anthropology at Rutgers University, andDiana diZerega Wall, an historical archaeologist and Professor of Anthropology at City College and the Graduate Center of the City University of New York, will offer a lecture and slide show about the archaeology of New … read more