A Member’s Trip to the Netherlands

Recently, Member Bill Van Cleave and his wife, Patty, took a trip to the Netherlands to visit a former Dutch foreign exchange student. Read more about Bill’s trip below! Twenty years ago this year, we hosted Floris Kooistra at our home for a year as a Dutch foreign exchange student. Floris insisted that we visit him in Holland this year. We left on April 26th and returned … read more


A Taste of Change: Hand-Written Cookbooks as Documents of Social and Family History

Peter Rose Lecture Hudson NY

The Jacob Leisler Institute, in cooperation with the library and the Gotham Center for New York History, presents A Taste of Change: Hand-Written Cookbooks as Documents of Social and Family History by Peter G. Rose on Thursday, June 21 at 6pm at the library. Cookbooks and scrapbooks tell us a lot more than just how a dish is made. What recipes are included often give … read more


Alistair Cooke, Holland Society Medalist

Alistair Cooke

Alistair Cooke, British-American journalist, television personality and broadcaster, was awarded the Holland Society’s Gold Medal for Distinguished achievement. … read more