HISTORY & HERITAGE

Digital Exhibitions

Explore Dutch America through documents, artifacts, people & places

Arent van Curler & the Flatts

History, Archaeology & Art Illuminate a Life on the Hudson

Charting New Netherland, 1597-1682

Maps trace a growing knowledge of the land

New Amsterdam Kitchen

Excavations in lower Manhattan unearth how early settlers cooked and ate their daily repast

Historical Timelines

Trace the march of time through New Netherland

The Netherlands & Scandinavia in North America

Key events from the Norseman through the Dutch

Historical Calendar

Commemorate events in the Dutch world from January to December

Dutch-Americans

Meet prominent Dutch Americans from original settlers to those who impact out world today

Peter Minuit

The man who "bought" Manhattan Island

Martin van Buren

The 21st President of the United States

Rodney P. Frelinghuysen

U. S. Congressman from New Jersey

More Historical Fun

Entertaining ways to learn more about the Dutch in America & around the globe

Peter Douglas's Totidem Verbis

Peter's column on people, places and miscellany in the Dutch world

Dutch Treats

Bite-size morsels for a taste of New Netherland & the Dutch World

Recommended Reading on New Netherland

A handful of books from a history in a nutshell to a riotous romp through New Amsterdam

About the New Netherland Institute

For a quarter century NNI has helped cast light on America's Dutch roots. In 2010, it partnered with the New York State Office of Cultural Education to establish the New Netherland Research Center, with matching funds from the State of the Netherlands. NNI is registered as a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. Contributions are tax-deductible to the extent permitted by law. More

The New Netherland Research Center

Housed in the New York State Library, the NNRC offers students, educators, scholars and researchers a vast collection of early documents and reference works on America's Dutch era. Directed by Dr. Charles Gehring. More

 

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