The Holland Society of New York is a historical and genealogical society founded to collect and preserve information respecting the early history and settlement of New Netherland by the Dutch. The  Society has, since its founding days, attracted a growing membership to its wide range of activities for the descendants of the New Netherland residents. As a historical society, the organization has worked on preserving the history of New Netherland, from the Society’s Library (now donated to the New York State Library) and by publishing the widely acclaimed journal, de Halve Maen.

Officers, Trustees and Executive Committee


Colonel Adrian T. Bogart III

Vice President
Richard Van Deusen

James J. Middaugh

David Conklin

Rev. Paul D. Lent

  • Thomas Bogart
  • Christopher M. Cortright
  • Eric E. Delamarter
  • David W. Ditmars
  • Sarah Lefferts Fosdick
  • Andrew A. Hendricks
  • Sally Quackenbush Mason
  • David D. Nostrand
  • Gregory M. Outwater
  • Andrew Terhune
  • Stuart W. Van Winkle
  • Laurie Bogart Wiles
  • Kenneth Winans

Executive Director
Sarah Bogart Cooney

David William Voorhees

Distinguished Achievement Medal

The Distinguished Achievement Medal is awarded yearly by the trustees to recognize achievement by those who are not members of the Society, but who have made an outstanding contribution in some field of human endeavor.

 Members Distinguished Achievement Medal

 During the Spring Annual Meeting the Holland Society Members elect and induct officers, followed by a dinner. At that time, one outstanding Member of The Society is honored with a medal denoting “Distinguished Achievement” in their field.