Henry Hudson 400
Dutch DNA in NYC
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  • 01 Jan - 31 Dec
SHARE YOUR OBSERVATIONS ABOUT THE SHARED ROOTS OF THE USA AND THE NETHERLANDS
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Martin van Buren and Clifford M. Holland
It may be of great interest to visit Lindenwald in Kinderhook, NY. It is the presidential museum of Martin Van Buren, who was the first president
of the USA to be born an American citizen of Dutch descent. He was known as the "Red Fox of Kinderhook". It is 22O acre farm outside of Albany and if you can't get there from Holland, you can always take the virtual tour on their website, which is very interesting.

Incidentally, someone has mentioned on your website that the Holland Tunnel is representative of Dutch influence, but that is inaccurate. The tunnel is
named after Clifford M. Holland, who was the engineer from Somerset, Massachusetts. It was considered at the time to be an engineering wonder of the world and unfortunately, Mr. Holland died before it opened which is why the tunnel is named after him.

Best,

Meg le Cote


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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