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Robert Nostrand (Farmingdale, NY) passes away.
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Holland Society Portraits from Hudson 400 Celebration exhibited in Amsterdam
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Welcome to the Holland Society !

A Vision for the Holland Society

 “Make no little plans; they have no magic to stir men’s blood and probably themselves will not be utilized. Make big plans. Aim high in hope and work!”
Daniel Burnham—Chicago City Planner/Designer/Architect (1846-1912)

I have a vision for the future Holland Society of New York. I see a Society with more members and greater financial resources for growth. I see a Society with space to carry out our purposes and to expand ways in which our library and journal can inform and influence the world to the fullest. I also envision a Society with the most advanced technology so that searchers can find us and use our depth of knowledge and resources to find their ancestors.

A healthy organization will inspire and inform our citizenry of the many contributions that the Dutch made throughout our nation’s history in shaping our destiny. We insisted that a Bill of Rights be written, before our nation’s Constitution would be approved by the New York legislature. Just think what our Dutch ancestors’ vision accomplished! Their vision has benefited untold millions of people all over the world because they stood firm.

Let us now stand firm again by identifying our principles and vision, and share them with others. Let our vision result in growth of the Holland Society of New York, both in numbers and purpose. I have a vision that we discover anew our unique heritage. Once we know our heritage better, we can join in the song, “We have a story to tell to the nations!”

We will aim high, and we will accomplish great things. We shall “make no little plans!” I am dedicated, as your seventy-third President of the Holland Society of New York, to “make big plans” to ensure that our visions become realities! Please join me in this endeavor. Help us to “aim high in hope and work” by making this your vision, too!

Robert R Schenck, MD
President of the Holland Society of New York


Visit the new Holland Society Merchandise and Gift Section where you can make selections and purchase with Paypal.
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Dr. David W. Voorhees, editor of de Halve Maen, has been honored with a Knighthood by HRH Queen Beatrix of the Netherlands. Click here for more information and photo
of Dr. Voorhees receiving
this honor.

Explore New York - Dutch history using a unique opportunity in collaboration with Google maps and the Henry Hudson 400 Foundation.
Read more about this
interactive map project . . .



Photo of de Halve Maen by Ted Speigel





President VanDerbeek
President Schenck

President's Messages
Read the President's Fall 2014 Newsletter to members and friends of the Society.
(posted 11/11/2014)
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Click here for a list
of Officers and Trustees
of the Society

New Society Project

HSNY announces Genetic Genealogy (DNA) Project. Purpose is to help people discover their ancestral roots as it pertains to the Dutch Colony of New Amsterdam.
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400th Anniversary Full Color Map of New Amsterdam
Now Available !

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Dues Payment
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