The Holland Society of New York
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Outline of Obligation and Fee Schedule

In accordance with its constitution, The Holland Society is obligated to collect and preserve information respecting the early history and settlement of New Netherland by collecting an appropriate library, publishing newly discovered materials and honoring the memory, principles, and virtues of the pioneer families who settled New Netherland in the seventeenth century.

Member's efforts help support:
  • Publication of the Society's esteemed historical quarterly magazine, de Halve Maen.
  • Scholarships for research into the early history of New Netherland.
  • Continuous acquisition program for the Society's 7000 plus volume library, located at 122 East 58th Street, New York, NY 10022.
  • Publication of previously unpublished records of the earliest chuches in New Netherland, an invaluable service for tracing ancestors.
  • Availability of the Society's research library to both members and nonmembers with the service of a professional librarian.
  • Translation and publication of official records of new Netherland from "Old Dutch," as they are located.
  • The office staff to administer the tasks related to the above and the general operation of the Society with its nation-wide membership and branch program.

Meetings to which all members are invited:
  • The Annual Meeting and election of officers on April 6th.
  • The Memrorial Church Service in the Spring.
  • The Annual Banquet, held in the Fall, at which the Society awards its medal to a distinguished citizen of either the Netherlands or the United States.
  • The Annual Burgher Guard Dinner sponsored by the "Burgher Guard," the young members of The Holland Society.

Membership Costs:
  • There is a one-time admission fee of $15.00 plus annual dues of $20.00 for members aged 18 through 29 and $60.00 for members 30 and over. Life memberships is available for $400.00 from age 0 to 10, $500.00 for age 11 through 14, $600 from age 15 through 17, $750.00 from age 18 through 64, $500.00 from age 65 through age 74, and $250.00 from age 75 and over. There are no advance obligations of fees until the applicant is duly elected by the Board of Trustees.


New Netherland Links
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