Rev. Dr. Howard G. Hageman

Dr. Howard G. Hageman served as President of the General Synod of the Reformed Church and the New Brunswick Theological Seminary, as Domine of the Holland Society and as editor of the Society's journal De Halve Maen. A founder of the Friends of the New Netherland Project in 1986, he served as its first President until his death in 1992. As the Reverend Dr. William J. F. Lydecker, his successor as president of the Friends, wrote in 1993, Dr. Hageman's "wide contacts in the Netherlands and in America, his good sense and good humor, his wise counsel and leadership, and his deep interest in Dutch history enabled the Friends to provide much-needed support to the important work of the [New Netherland] Project." Dr. Hageman was appointed to the rank of Knight Commander in the Order of Orange-Nassau by H.M. Queen Beatrix of the Netherlands.

The Howard G. Hageman Citation honors Dr. Howard G. Hageman, a founder of the Friends of the New Netherland Project, later known as the Friends of New Netherland and currently the New Netherland Institute. The Board of Trustees of the New Netherland Institute periodically awards the citation to an individual who has, over time, provided particularly noteworthy support and encouragement to the New Netherland Project, now the New Netherland Research Center. The Award consists of a framed citation.

Recipients of the Howard G. Hageman Citation:

William Greer (2015), NNI trustee and board member. Bill was an NNI trustee from 2008-2015, served as NNI treasurer from 2008-2013, and as chair of the NNRC committee 2009-2013. He also oversaw the development of the new NNI web site that was launched in 2013.

Mr. and Mrs. John van Schaick, in grateful recognition of exceptional service and promotion of the work of the New Netherland Project upon Mr. Van Schaick's retirement from the NNI Board of Trustees(2009)

Upon her retirement, in grateful recognition of many years of extraordinary support (2006), Deputy Commissioner Of the NYS Office of Cultural Education, Carole Huxley

In grateful recognition of extraordinary support: (1999), Former Consul General of the Netherlands Tjaco van den Hout and Mrs. Tara van den Hout

Former Consul for Press and Cultural Affairs of the Netherlands Henry Kol, in grateful recognition of extraordinary support (1999)

Dr. Andrew A. Hendricks, Endower of the annual Hendricks Manuscript Award


About the New Netherland Institute

For over three decades, 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. More


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