From the Vaults: Family Bible Records

De Bevoeyse Family Bible Over the next few months, we will be digitizing our comprehensive collection of family bible records. We have compiled a list of the family bible records we have and the form that they take (original pages, typescripts, manuscripts, copies) below. These will be accessible to the public.


From the Vaults: Dutch Nursery Rhymes

In the early days of the Holland Society, Members and Friends collected and compiled many publications on early New Netherland cultural history. This pamphlet, published in 1890, is entitled Dutch Nursery Rhymes of Colonial Times, and offers English translations.  Read or download the pamphlet at the link below. Dutch Nursery Rhymes of Colonial Times 1890


Letter from the President: On Our Society’s Impending Move

At the time of the Annual Meeting, we had been hopeful that an affordable option to share our office with other entities would allow us to remain at 20 W. 44th St. Sadly, that is not the case, and we will be moving to a temporary office between now and the end of July.  … read more


Time Capsules

In 1914, to commemorate the New Netherland Company’s charter tricentennial, a time capsule was created with directions to be opened in 1974. The time capsule was actually opened by the New-York Historical Society in 2014. Included in the time capsule were papers and artifacts specific to the time the capsule was created, including a Year Book of the Holland Society! Interested in learning more its contents and … read more