Thank you for a great website; I have recently finished reading Russell Shorto's excellent book, The Island at the Centre of the World, which makes reference to the works of Adriaen van der Donck. I have already ordered a copy of the recent English translation of van der Donck's 1655/1656 book, as translated by Diederik Willem Goedhuys under the editorship of Mr. Gehring and Mr, Starna.
However, I wondered if a Dutch-langauge version (i.e. translated into 21st century Dutch) has been published or is planned for publication.
Can you enlighten me?
Dutch Utopia: American Artists in Holland, 1880-1914
October 1, 2009 - January 10, 2010, at Telfair Museum of Art, Savannah, Georgia
February 5 – May 2, 2010, at Taft Museum of Art, Cincinnati, Ohio
May 21 – August 15, 2010, at Grand Rapids Art Museum, Michigan
September 16, 2010 – January 16, 2011, at Singer Laren Museum, the Netherlands
Consisting of over seventy paintings and works on paper borrowed from important public and private collections in America and Europe, Dutch Utopia is the first major exhibition to explore the little-known but fascinating phenomenon of American artists settling or working in Holland around the turn of the twentieth century, and to consider the cultural significance of their production. These artists created visions of Dutch society that celebrated a pre-industrial lifestyle and often alluded to America’s own colonial Dutch heritage. The exhibition includes works by artists who remain celebrated today—such as Robert Henri, William Merritt Chase, John Twachtman, and John Singer Sargent—along with painters admired in their own time but less well-known now—including George Hitchcock, Gari Melchers, George Boughton, Elizabeth Nourse, Anna Stanley, and Walter MacEwen.
Dutch Utopia: American Artists in Holland, 1880–1914 is organized by the Telfair Museum of Art, Savannah, Georgia, in association with the Singer Laren Museum, the Netherlands. This exhibition is made possible through the generous support of the Terra Foundation for American Art and the Henry Luce Foundation
Dutch Utopia is accompanied by a 288-page exhibition catalogue, distributed by the University of Georgia Press. http://www.ugapress.uga.edu/index.php/ugapressbook/dutch_utopia
On September 12, 2009, 4-5 pm and 5-6 pm, Harmattan Theater is performing at the 70th Street Pier # I, on Manhattan's westside "The River That Flows Both Ways". The performance is an invocation to the Hudson River, and Henry Hudson's ghost.
Check out the special videoclip at: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u5ZC5EcptQI
Celebrating the Dutch founding and 400th anniversary of New Amsterdam/New York, this unique musical composition captures the history, freedom, and special bond between Old and New Amsterdam…400 years have passed but the story will last…
Live performances by Louise Van Aarsen on September 12th (between 2 - 6 pm) , at the "New Amsterdam Village", Bowling Green Park, Manhattan.
Scavenger Hunt on Governors Island
September 13 and 20, 2009
Start Times: Every half hour from 10:30 AM – 5:00 PM
Start at Fort Jay, Governors Island
Celebrate the 400th anniversary of Henry Hudson’s arrival to New York and explore how the Hudson River, Governors Island, and New York Harbor have changed since 1609. As you explore Governors Island to
find answers to your clues, you will discover the fascinating history
and natural environment of these New York City treasures.
Secure your title of winner by being the first group in your round to come back with all the correct answers.
The scavenger hunt is self-paced and the estimated completion time is 90 minutes. Scavenger hunts start every half hour from 10:30 am until 5:00 pm and can be done independently or in a group. Children are
welcome, but must be accompanied by an adult.
Directions to Governors Island can be found at:
This event is presented by Cornell University Cooperative Extension –
NYC and NY Harbor School. For more information, please contact (212)
340-2962 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
New York – Nieuw Amsterdam. The Dutch Origins of Manhattan
By Martine Gosselink
‘This book impressively –and literally– illustrates the story of New York’s origins.’
Russell Shorto – author of the bestseller The Island at the Centre of the World
The history of Dutch Manhattan began with a voyage the English explorer Henry Hudson made on behalf of the Dutch East India Company, charged with finding a north-eastern sea passage to Asia. On 2 September 1609, however, he dropped anchor at the mouth of the river that now bears his name. The Dutch trading post on Manhattan became a settlement of momentous consequence: New Amsterdam eventually became New York City. Famous individuals who lived and worked there include Pieter Minuit, Adriaen van der Donck, Kiliaen van Rensselaer and Director-General Peter Stuyvesant.
In this illustrated account, historian Martine Gosselink sketches New York’s Dutch years from 1609 to 1664. In her narrative, the city’s inhabitants step off the pages, from the first Muslim, a kosher butcher, the first black landowner and the first prostitute. Photographs, maps and illustrations bring to life the New York of then and now. The National Archive preserves our society’s collective memory, with over 6,000 archives from Dutch elected bodies, ministries, and national figures and institutions, plus millions of photographs and hundreds of thousands of maps, all adding up to some 110 kilometres of documents.
The National Archive is accessible to everyone. Martine Gosselink, who was commissioned by the Archive to write this book, is a specialist in the visual culture of the country’s overseas and colonial history. Gosselink is head of the history section of the Rijksmuseum.
• Genre: History
• ISBN: 9789046804483
• Also available in Dutch: ISBN 9789046806197
• 224 pages, 24,8 x 22,7 cm
• In cooperation with: The Dutch National Archive
• Design: Philip Stroomberg, www.philipstroomberg.nl.
South Street Seaport Museum
12 Fulton Street
New York, NY 10038
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Harlan Kelly of the San Francisco Public Utility Commission, and Director of Public Works in the City of Baltimore Dave Scott, among others, will deliver high-impact presentations July 19-20 at CMAA’s first-ever best practices Water Summit. Other highlights include a keynote presentation from Catherine Gerali, district manager of the Metro Wastewater Reclamation District in greater Denver.
I am in the process of purchasing a 1902 Tjalk (flat bottom Dutch sailing barge). I would really appreciate the opportunity to sail on one or several of the Dutch barges that will be participating in the HH400. I would like to volunteer as crew or passenger for any of the sailing events that are going to occur. Including help on the day the ships will be off loaded in New York. I have a United States Coast Guard 100ton captains license with a sailing endorsement. Any one who can help me contact the ship owners please feel free to contact me by phone at 504-460-1346 or by email. I look forward to hearing from you. Thank you very much.
The Mount Vernon Hotel Museum & Garden will feature an exhibit July-December 2009 in the museum's historic kitchen, exploring the Dutch culinary traditions that were present in 19th-century America and are still evident today.
Six performers, all from the Netherlands, will be performing the cycle of songs 'Henry Hudson and The Half Moon' (all original songs in Dutch and English) in America, in June. The performance is about the voyage made by Henry Hudson in 1609. In that year Hudson, under contract to the Dutch East India Trading Company, sailed from Amsterdam northward towards the pole to search for a northeasterly route to china. Against orders, Hudson changed course and sailed westward to search for the passage... you will see it in the show and more!
Enslow Publishers, Inc has just published a book titled "Henry Hudson: Discoverer of the Hudson River". This book has a pub date of May 2009.
This book serves as an introduction and overview of the life and accomplishments of Henry Hudson and how these accomplishments have affected the world and history. This title also discusses how Hudson impacted the lives of the native peoples and how this contact has survived/evolved over time.
Please visit the link below to find out more information about the book, or order it!
On Sunday 14th June the soprano Barbara Wessel and the pianist Frank Wiebenga on the Erard grand piano of 1848 (Sweelinck Collection) are in concert at the Museum Geelvinck Hinlopen Huis. The program "Netherlands - New York 400 years" includes works by Barber, Bernstein and Copland. The concert starts at 16h00 PM. Entrance: Keizersgracht 633. Entrance fee € 15,= as a charity for the Geelvinck Restoration Fund. After the concert , drinks with the musicians. Please reserve tickets in advance at email@example.com
I am interested in working to enhance the voice of indigenous perspectives of when they discovered Hudson and the aftermath here. To help with an event/s or create some here in NYC, especially with the waterways and coastal park/s.
As an artist I am inspired by the fact that New York exists 400 years. I recently made a poem about this magical city and its relation to Amsterdam. I want to know if I can participate in any event (contest?) to bring my poem to the audience.
For copyright reasons I first want to know if anyone is interested in the idea.
On the website you can find 2 projects we have done for the HollandAmericaLine in 2008 and the celebration year of Rembrandt van Rijn in 2006 in Leiden.
I have created an educational historical show about Henry Hudson in celebration of the Hudson Quadricentennial called Exploring With Henry Hudson.
The show imagines Hudson having just returned from his fateful third voyage and giving a presentation to “investors” (the audience) about his fourth voyage to continue his quest for the Northwest Passage to China. Through the course of the show, audience members will have the opportunity to “join” his crew, learn a sea shanty, learn how to navigate using state of the art sixteenth century instruments, and hear his thrilling tale of landing in the New World and visiting this strange new island named Manna-Hatta.
The show is aimed at families and schools (grades 3-7) To find out more info, please visit the site linked below.
Het Amsterdams Lyceum, one of the oldest High Schools of Holland has been organizing student exchanges between our school Amsterdam and New York for ten years. The last four years with Gregorio Luperon High School. The exchange is so popular that we're looking for more New York schools, especially in this Henry Hudson year.
Acclaimed as "Simply the best guidebook to travel in Holland". 9th edition, 60,000 copies sold. Written by resident expats for expats, it covers the essential but also takes you off the well-trodden tourist routes to unique venues familiar only to the Dutch. It covers life in Holland, with just enough history and Dutch culture, unusual events and useful practical information. It recommends hotels and unique places to overnight, to dine or just eat with the family. Comprehensive and definitely a good read, it is essential to a good stay.
From bookshops in US
and NL or from website.
wanted: exchanges highschool in New York City in the first half of septemberchool
As a historyteacher in the lovely harbourtown Harlingen, Friesland, I am looking for a highschool in New York City to set up an exchange between Harlingen and New York. It will be wonderful to be part of
the celebration of Henry Hudson 400. Are you interested?
I am offering my lovely amsterdam zuid appartment (320 sq.feet) between the 27th of march and the 6th of april for your Manhattan home. (also have a look at the elaborate info with photos at craigslist if you're interested). I am a photojournalist and this jubillee year I will be visiting New York for a variety of stories related to Henry Hudson 400.
Guitar maker Daniel Slaman has made a jazz guitar 'Jazz Mannahatta', dedicated to Henry Hudson’s voyage to the New York area in 1609.
References to the event are inlaid in pearl, mammoth ivory, wood and red coral.
A must see !!