Piracy and Punishment Lecture

On Friday, May 15th, Holland Society member Ed Tiesenga presented a fascinating lecture on Hugo Grotius’s piracy laws and their continuation into present-day America. If you were unable to attend, the video of the lecture and subsequent Q&A can be found at this link. President Bogart shares his thoughts below. I’d like to take this opportunity to thank Society Member Edward N. Tiesenga for his … read more

America, the Promised Land

Great Members and Friends, I had the unique opportunity to retrace the brave journey of one of my ancestors into Mohawk and Oneida Country to determine why in 1634, the Fur Trade had ended with the Dutch.  I left 380 years to the minute when Harmen van den Bogaert left Fort Orange and traveled 108 miles west into the Iroquois Nation.  His mission a success, … read more

de Halve Maen, Vol. 92, No. 4

The newest issue of de Halve Maen is online and on its way to you! Just Published! Vol. 92, No. 4 IN THIS ISSUE: Editor’s Corner The Lawyer and the Fox: Tales of Tricks and Treachery in New Amsterdamby Jaap Jacobs Accessories and Ornaments in New Netherlandby Mary Collins Book Review: Jeroen Dewulf, The Pinkster King and the King of Kongo: The Forgotten History of … read more

Meet our New President!

To our great Family of the Holland Society of New York. I write to you all today to introduce myself and invite dialogue.  First off, my introduction.  Introduction of the 76th Society President Who am I, my family’s role in the Society?  I am Adrian Thomas Bogart III, my father Adrian Thomas Bogart Jr. has been an active member of the Society, as well as … read more

POSTPONED: Annual Meeting and Dinner

Dear Members, Friends, and Guests, After much careful thought and consideration, we have decided to postpone the Annual Meeting and Dinner, originally scheduled on April 4th, due to the coronavirus outbreak. We will be rescheduling the event for the summer and will keep you informed of the new date. The event will take place at the Lotos Club and we will still present the Medals of … read more