Henry Hudson 400
Return to Manhattan
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  • NYC
  • 03 Apr - 01 Jun

RIJKSMUSEUM PRESENTS "RETURN TO MANHATTAN: THE 400TH ANNIVERSARY OF HENRY HUDSON'S VOYAGE" IN COOPERATION WITH THE DUTCH NATIONAL ARCHIVES 
In 1609 the ship “De Halve Maen” left under command of Henry Hudson from Amsterdam in search of a new route to Asia. In September 1609 Hudson sailed the river that was later named after him and discovered the fertile area around Manhattan.

Around 1625 Nieuw-Amsterdam was founded, nowadays New York, as the main city of the Colony Nieuw Amsterdam.

An exclusive preview of original documents which are the basis of the establishment of the city of New York are shown in the Rijksmuseum.

These documents will be the focal point of the exhibition 'The Island at the Center of the World' at the South Street Seaport Museum in New York, September-December 2009 .



NOTE; AFTER THE SUCCESSFUL 2009 CELEBRATION HENRY HUDSON 400 AMSTERDAM RENAMED ITSELF INTO HENRY HUDSON 500.
HENRY HUDSON 400 NY HAS BEEN DISSOLVED. 

Established in 2006 in Amsterdam and in New York, the Henry Hudson 400 Foundation was organized to celebrate the 400th anniversary of Henry Hudson. Besides celebrating the historic event, the Foundation also wants to explore future ties between these two great cities which are linked by their shared belief in the value of free, diverse, outward-reaching societies.
Gert Tetteroo is executive Director

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