September 7, 2023 – Holland Society’s Niagara Branch Annual Meeting & Dinner

The Niagara Branch of the Holland Society

September 7, 2023

After a 2+ year sabbatical, the Niagara Chapter’s 2023 Annual Meeting is scheduled for Thursday September 7th from 6:00 to 9:30pm at the Saturn Club in Buffalo, NY. The Niagara Chapter is the Society’s only bi-national chapter covering Western New York and Southern Ontario.

Dr. John Montague, President Emeritus of the Buffalo Maritime Center, will present new and exciting updates relating to his group’s multiyear effort to build a recreation of the original 1825 Erie Canal Boat, Seneca Chief, which traveled from Buffalo to NYC, celebrating the completion of the Erie Canal. 2025 marks the 200th anniversary of this voyage.

Dutch-Americans had a tremendous effect on the construction of the Erie Canal connecting the Hudson River to Lake Erie. With a long and successful history of canal building in Europe, the Dutch-American canal commissioners were interested in finding a way to solve America’s transportation issues utilizing canals.

Please contact Niagara Branch President David Quackenbush at or Erin Kopf at with any questions and to RSVP. For out of town visitors, hotel recommendations are available.



The Saturn Club
Buffalo, NY

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