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Explorers, Fortunes and Love Letters: A Window on New Netherland
Museum of the City of New York
Tuesday - July 14 - 6:30 PM 

In 1609 the sailors aboard Henry Hudson’s ship the Half Moon laid
their eyes upon the entrance to what would come to be known as the
Hudson River, and within 15 years the Dutch began to settle the newly
discovered land, creating the colony of New Netherland.

Explorers, Fortunes and Love Letters: A Window on New Netherland (Mount
Ida Press, 2009) is a compilation of new essays that together explore
the fascinating story of this diverse and enterprising colony and its
enduring cultural impact. Join contributors:

Noah L. Gelfand, Ph.D., author and professor

Peter G. Rose, author and food historian

David Voorhees, Managing Editor of de Halve Maen and Director of the
Papers of Jacob Leisler Project at NYU

for a discussion moderated by Charles Th. Gehring, Ph.D., Director of
the New Netherland Project and the translator of the 17th-century Dutch
documents that have opened the world of New Netherland to the 21st


$12 Non-Members 
$8 Seniors and Students
$6 Museum Members (including NNI members)

*A two dollar surcharge applies for unreserved, walk-in participants.

For reservations and information please call 212.534.1672, ext. 3395.

Museum of the City of New York
1220 Fifth Avenue 
New York, NY 10029  

Website  www.mcny.org 

Presented in conjunction with the exhibition:

Amsterdam/New Amsterdam: The Worlds of Henry Hudson
(through September 27)

To mark the anniversary of Henry Hudson’s 1609 voyage to the area now
called New York , Amsterdam/New Amsterdam investigates the epic journey
and the transatlantic links it set in motion. The exhibition explores
the colony of New Amsterdam as it evolved under the wing of the dynamic
city of Amsterdam during the Dutch Golden Age. It reveals the character
of the young settlement’s economy, culture, politics, and built
environment through rare 17th-century paintings, maps, navigational
instruments, documents, Native American artifacts, household objects,
and archaeological remnants of daily life in New Amsterdam . 

Presented in partnership with the Nederlands Scheepvaartmuseum
Amsterdam and the New Netherland Project.

Marilyn E. Douglas, NNI/NNP Coordinator
New Netherland Institute
Cultural Ed Center, Room 10D45
310 Madison Avenue
Albany NY 12230-0001
Phone 518.408.1212 (w) 
           Tues, Wed
            518.489.0418 (h)
Fax      518.473.0472
Mobile: 518.495.5993
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