Historic Huguenot Street has commissioned fine artist Len Tantillo to create a series of three paintings, looking at Huguenot Street during different times in history. The paintings will become part of the permanent collection at Historic Huguenot Street, enhancing the museum’s interpretations and aiding visitors in understanding what the street has looked like in the past. [Read more…] about 1680s Huguenot Redoubt Painting, First of Series, On View in New Paltz
Over at the New York History Blog Facebook Page we recently asked the following question:
Which battle in New York State’s history had the most significant impact on the state?
The answers were surprisingly varied and included answers from the 1643-45 Kieft’s War (the war between New Netherland settlers and the Native inhabitants of Hudson River Valley also known as the Wappinger War) to the Anti-Rent War of 1839–1845.
We’ve reviewed the suggestions, and came up with a short list of five battles* which stand out as the most important to us (with short descriptions from Wikipedia) – what do you think? [Read more…] about Which NYS Battle Was Most Significant For The State?
From April to June of this year, the New Netherland Institute will present the 2019 Peter Gansevoort Ten Eyck Lecture Series, which will comprise 10 lectures on various aspects of New Netherland, each at a different venue from New York City to the Capital Region.
The first in the series will be a talk by Russell Shorto at the Brooklyn Historical Society, 128 Pierrepont Street, Brooklyn, on April 16. [Read more…] about New Netherland Institute Announces 2019 Lecture Series
The New Amsterdam History Center’s Lecture Series, in the City of New York, is set to continue on Wednesday, March 20th, with Cartographic Visions of New Netherland & New Amsterdam: Depictions of Resources and Peoples, led by Ian Fowler, Curator and Geospatial Librarian for the Lionel Pincus and Princess Firyal Map Division at the New York Public Library.
The New Netherland Institute (NNI) has announced they are now accepting presentation proposals for their 42nd Annual Conference, which will be hosted by the Hudson River Valley Institute at Marist College in Poughkeepsie, on October 5, 2019.
The program committee welcomes proposals on any aspect of the seventeenth-century Dutch colony, including projects in other media such as films, online exhibits, and other digital projects. Proposals that highlight the legacy of New Netherland are also encouraged. [Read more…] about New Netherland Conference Call for Papers
Alice Morse Earle’s book Colonial Days in Old New York: Before, During and After the American Revolution has been republished in a softcover edition by HVA Press, in Warwick, NY.
Born in 1851, at the time Colonial Days in Old New York was first published in 1896, many scholars dismissed Alice Morse Earle’s work. She was criticized as a woman too focused on the details of everyday life, derided as “pots and pans history.” Today, she is better understood as an important source for modern social historians.
In the latest episode of the “New Netherland Praatjes” podcast, Joyce Goodfriend chats with New Netherland Institute’s Steve McErleane about Goodfriend’s career as a leading historian of New Netherland and early New York. [Read more…] about New Netherland Praatjes Podcast: Colonial Era ‘Dutchness’
Historic Huguenot Street has been listed among sites nationwide as a Distinctive Destination by the National Trust for Historic Preservation. National Trust Distinctive Destinations are an ever-expanding group of diverse historic sites across the country that help illustrate the breadth and depth of the American story. [Read more…] about Historic Huguenot St Named National Trust Distinctive Destination
There is a Stuyvesant Square in Manhattan at 16th Street and 2nd Avenue with a statue of Peter Stuyvesant, the last Dutch governor of its New Amsterdam colony, a Stuyvesant High School, and a Stuyvesant Town residential development.
At least one group wants these places renamed and the statue removed. According to Nitsana Darshan-Leitner, the head of the Shurat HaDin-Israel Law Center “Peter Stuyvesant was an extreme racist who targeted Jews and other minorities including Catholics and energetically tried to prohibit them from settling in then New Amsterdam.” [Read more…] about The Case Against Peter Stuyvesant
Dutch Heritage World Tours from Amsterdam, the Netherlands, in cooperation with many organizations connected In the Hudson and Mohawk Valleys, have released “How Dutch Is New York? – The Hudson Valley Tour”, and “How Dutch Is New York? – The Mohawk Valley Tour”.
With these two new tours the current project consisting of nine bilingual audio tours focused on shared, Dutch-American heritage and history in New York State is completed. [Read more…] about Dutch-American Audio Tour Project Completed