Did you know that The Holland Society donated a statue of William the Silent to Rutgers? The statue, a symbol of Dutch independence, stands on the Rutgers campus, adjacent to the Graduate School of Education in New Brunswick. The statue was presented to Rutgers in 1928 by The Holland Society of New York, which deemedContinue reading William the Silent
Before we left our office at 20 W. 44th St., we transferred some of our archival materials to Hudson Archival in Port Ewen, NY. Its mission is “helping archivists to preserve human history.” Continue reading From Our Archives to Hudson Archival
Alistair Cooke, British-American journalist, television personality and broadcaster, was awarded the Holland Society’s Gold Medal for Distinguished achievement.Continue reading Alistair Cooke, Holland Society Medalist
Did you know that opera singer and star Beverly Sills was honored by The Holland Society at the 1976 Annual Banquet? The Banquet was held on November 4th, 1976, at The University Club in Manhattan. Listen to part of the banquet and her acceptance speech in the recording below! The recording where Ms. Sills acceptsContinue reading Beverly Sills, Holland Society Medalist
The Holland Society has published several articles related to Christmas in various issues of de Halve Maen. Are you interested in learning more about the legend of St. Nicholas, how the Dutch brought Santa Claus to America, and traditional Dutch customs? Read more at the above links!
President Reynier J. Woriendyke, Jr., shown pinning the Society’s Distinguished Achievement Medal on Robert Frost, the poet, at the 73rd Annual Banquet held November 15 at the Hotel Biltmore. New York City. Sixty years ago today, Robert Frost was honored by the Holland Society at the 73rd Annual Banquet for his contributions to American Literature. Mr. FrostContinue reading From the Vaults: Robert Frost Awarded Distinguished Achievement Medal
Prior to the creation of our quarterly journal, de Halve Maen, the Holland Society published annual “Year Books.” While we have not digitized our Year Books ourselves, all of our Year Books are available on archive.org.
We’ve posted about the Society’s first trip to the Netherlands before (here and here), and we love delving into our archives to learn more about this trip! Upon the Society’s return to the United States from the Netherlands, Sheldon T. Viele compiled a “journal-narrative” of the visit. Interested in reading all about the trip? CheckContinue reading From the Vaults: A Glimpse of Holland in 1888
Many are familiar with Catalina Trico, Joris Jansen Rapalje, and their daughter, Sarah Rapalje, who was the first child of European descent born in New Netherland. We found a copy of this sketch depicting the Rapalje/Rapelje/Rapelye family homestead in New Amsterdam during our office move. The chair, fireplace, mantle, and clock from the Rapalje family homesteadContinue reading From the Vaults: The Rapalje Cradle
Following our previous post of photographs from the Holland Society’s 1888 trip to Holland, we have digitized more of the glass slides taken on this trip and uploaded them for viewing here. Enjoy!