Events News

NNI's 40th Annual Conference was held in Albany at the New York State Museum on September 22nd and 23rd. Thank you to all you participated! 

See our call for papers for our 41st Annual Conference this September. 

Annual Events of the New Netherland Institute

2012SeminarBuis140.jpgNNI's Annual Conference

For over three decades, the New Netherland Institute's Annual Conference, originally named the Rensselaerswijck Seminar, has showcased research into the early history and culture of the Dutch in America.



NNIDinnerReynolds140.jpgNew Netherland Dinner

Held in conjunction with the Annual Conference, the New Netherland Dinner is an evening to share food & fun and hear a speaker like Chip Reynolds, skipper of the Half Moon (pictured.)



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NNI’s Membership Meeting is customarily held in May. Reports by the officers and committee chairs are followed by lunch with an invited speaker. 




Len_CT_painting.jpegSummer Conference

Not yet an annual tradition, NNI brought New Netherland to Rochester, New York in 2016 and to Hartford, Connecticut in June of 2017. 

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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