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New Amsterdam Branch

Eric E. DeLamarter
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The Holland Society of New York is pleased to present, in conjunction with the New Netherland Museum, an outstanding presentation by Eduard van Breen, Hendricks Research Fellow at the New Netherland Museum. The presentation will be held on Wednesday, June 13, 2012, at The Holland Society’s executive offices, 20 West 44th Street, Suite 509, New York, New York, which is just off Fifth Avenue. The presentation begins at 6:00 p.m., and at its conclusion a wine and cheese reception awaits our guests. As President of The Holland Society I am pleased and honored to have Eduard van Breen as our guest. I know that you will enjoy this special evening, which should conclude at about 7:30 pm.

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Warmest regards,
Charles Zabriskie, Jr.


The Holland Society of New York - Tulip Night
April 2, 2008

The New Amsterdam and Old Bergen County - Central New Jersey Branches of the Holland Society of New York held their spring 2008 Tulip Night to benefit 5 Dutch Days. Tulip Night also served as the official grand opening and dedication of the new library and offices for The Holland Society of New York at 20 West 44th Street, Fifth Floor, New York, NY 10036.

The festive and fun filled evening commenced at 6:30 with a selection of beverages, appetizers and tours of the new Holland Society library and offices and office tours of the other historical societies housed on the 5th floor including the St. Nicholas Society. Holland Society Trustee and architect Kenneth Hewes Barricklo proudly gave personal tours of the beautiful library and offices which he designed and spoke about his inspiration for the library build out. In addition, John Delamater, Trustee Emeritus was on hand to be thanked for his generous donation of pro-bono legal services regarding the move, and David Nostrand was also present to be thanked for serving as move coordinator and helping with numerous details of the move. The editor of the de Halve Maen, the Holland Society magazine, Dr. David W. Voorhees, explained to the attendees about the extensive library and collections of the society. Volunteer New York Interior Designer Oona Sperr was on hand to show guests the finishing details. Guests and donors were treated to a fabulous display of art work by Len Tantillo ( depicting scenes of early New Amsterdam in the 1600's and signed prints were made available. Newly elected Holland Society Friend Connie Netherton was present to display her beautiful Dutch inspired still life art and discuss her inspiration. In addition, the authors of the newly released book "A Huguenot on the HackensackDavid Demarest and His Legacy", David C. Major and John S. Major were present to donate a copy of their book to The Holland Society library in person. Likewise, Firth Fabend presented her new book "Land So Fair" to the library and all of the authors signed their books for those present to purchase. The artists and the authors all donated a portion of their proceeds to Five Dutch Days. Holland Society Past President Peter Van Dyke donated sufficient funds to cover the cost of the event so that all donations made could be donated to the 5 Dutch Days organization, and also made a generous donation for much needed updated office equipment. Following the event, Holland Society Trustee Joe Hoagland indicated that he and his wife, Norma, would donate sufficient funds to complete the furnishings for the library.

The evening was delightful and the new library and office space would not be possible without the tremendous effort of Charles Zabriskie, Jr. and his successful capital campaign and all of the many generous donors who answered the call to support moving the library to the new location.

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The Holland Society of New York
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