Beverly Sills, Holland Society Medalist

Beverly Sills

Did you know that opera singer and star Beverly Sills was honored by The Holland Society at the 1976 Annual Banquet? The Banquet was held on November 4th, 1976, at The University Club in Manhattan. Listen to part of the banquet and her acceptance speech in the recording below! The recording where Ms. Sills accepts her medal begins at 32:00. Beverly Sills accepts her Holland … read more

Gathered from Many Nations: The History of the Dutch Reformed Church in America

Reformed Church in America

By permission of the Reformed Church in America, we are happy to share this fascinating video about the history of the Dutch Reformed Church in America. Please click the link below to watch, and enjoy! Gathered from Many Nations: The History of the Dutch Reformed Church in America

Leisler Institute Director’s Report, April 2018

Jacob Leisler Institute Director’s Report April 30, 2018 April in the Hudson River Valley may have been one of the coldest on record, but events at the Jacob Leisler Institute continued to heat up. Foremost was Trustee William Starnaʼs Leisler Institute Lecture Series presentation at the Hudson Area Library on April 19. Dr. Starnaʼs dynamic talk on New York Indian tribes during the Leislerian period … read more

Slingerland Family Burial Vault Update

Slingerland Family Vault

Slingerland Family Vault Update The Slingerland Family Vault, a story from our January newsletter, is in the process of raising funds to help restore the vault. Those interred in the vault, including Congressman John I. Slingerland, are descended from Teunis Cornelisse Slingerland, who came to New York in the mid-1600s. Read more about the Committee’s work and the Slingerland family here. Learn more about the vault … read more