Proposed Amendment to the Holland Society Constitution

The Board of Trustees of the Holland Society of New York voted unanimously on Saturday, February 13th, 2021, to propose an amendment to the Constitution of the Holland Society of New York. This amendment would recognize all direct line descendants as eligible for Society membership. The full Members article of the Constitution is listed belowContinue reading Proposed Amendment to the Holland Society Constitution

Trip to the “Old Country” to Visit Ancestral Home in Holland

By: Thomas P. Bogart In search of my ancestral roots, I traveled to The Netherlands in late June 2019 with my wife, Cheryl, to visit my ancestral home in a tiny village called Schoonrewoerd.  Schoonrewoerd is now part of Vijfheerenlanden, which literally means “land with five Lords.” It is a municipality in the province of Utrecht in the Netherlands. TheContinue reading Trip to the “Old Country” to Visit Ancestral Home in Holland

"The Dutch in Us: The Remarkable Influence of the Netherlands on New York and Beyond"

The second lecture in the Dr. D. David Conklin Distinguished Lecture Series is scheduled for Tuesday, October 16, at 7pm. Award-winning author and historian Russell Shorto will discuss how the Dutch colony established in Manhattan prior to the arrival of the British gave rise to American ideals. For more information on this lecture, hosted byContinue reading "The Dutch in Us: The Remarkable Influence of the Netherlands on New York and Beyond"