Henry Hudson 400
1609: The Forgotten History
  • AMS
  • NYC
  • 15 Jan - 31 Dec
A COMMEMORATIVE VOLUME, "1609: THE FORGOTTEN HISTORY OF HUDSON, AMSTERDAM AND NEW YORK" BY GEERT MAK AND RUSSELL SHORTO.

Click on the book title to download this commemorative volume about the shared DNA of Amsterdam and New York.  It's free, compliments of our sponsor Schiphol Group.
On January 1 the book was presented in Amsterdam (Concertgebouw) during the New Year reception of the City of Amsterdam; in New York the presentation took place in Federal Hall on January 15 during a panel discussion with Russell Shorto, Charles Gehring and Ken Jackson.

In "1609: The Forgotten History of Hudson, Amsterdam and New York," Geert Mak and Russell Shorto report on the events that occurred in 1609 and the consequences of Hudson's legendary voyage that accidentally brought him to New York on Dutch and American history.

On April 4th 1609 the ship Half Moon under Captain Henry Hudson sailed from Amsterdam harbor to find a shorter route to Asia. We follow Captain Hudson through the streets of 17th century Amsterdam before he set sail and on the journey that would accidentally bring him to New York.

Today New York is the city where talent from all parts of the world converges; it's an economic and cultural power center, diverse and brimming with energy.

In this volume we retrace history: what is the legacy of the Dutch Republic in the city that was originally called New Amsterdam?

Shorto and Mak present their vision of the worlds that Henry Hudson inhabited. With their stories they sketch a richly detailed view of the events surrounding this monumental episode in history along with their far reaching consequences.



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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