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Why Support the New Amsterdam History Center

By joining the New Amsterdam History Center you will support our mission to serve the widest public possible by sharing and stimulating new interest in the early story of New York during its period of Dutch rule that is not widely known, and to show its continued influence through the 17th century and beyond. The unique community that New York City became and remains – as a commercial center, and diverse and adaptable society – can be traced back to this era of Dutch colonial rule. Your membership helps us to spread knowledge of this historical period.

Founded in 2005, The New Amsterdam History Center (NAHC), like New Amsterdam itself and so many other human enterprises, changes, learns, and grows. NAHC began with an idea for helping tourists discover New York City’s early history, and learned that New Yorkers are also curious about the past. The Center today is a vibrant provider of intimate events probing the Dutch Period of Manhattan and New Netherland generally to show how the New York we know and love came to be from its beginnings as a small, yet multicultural, European trading station. We believe that understanding our roots and our rootedness strengthens and nourishes all of New York life in the present. William Faulkner expressed it very well when he said, “The past is not dead. It isn’t even past”.

Your contribution will enable us to:

  • Maximize our story-telling capacities
  • Further develop our website as an information-rich and dynamic educational portal
  • Organize events and substantive public programs
  • Further develop a virtual experience that reveals the multifaceted history of New Amsterdam
  • Help us achieve our ultimate goal – creation of a physical center of exploration and learning about New Amsterdam.For further information, please contact us at or call (212) 233-2235.

Become a Member – Contribute Today

Only by partnering with history enthusiasts like you can we preserve, share and enrich public understanding of this singular American story.

A view of Dutch Manhattan from Governor’s Island, circa 1660 – Len Tantillo

NAHC relies on volunteer help and contributions for its existence. Our website,, tells our story and invites your participation. All are welcome at our informative events. There are Board members at every event who will be delighted to speak with you on any NAHC subject. You may also contact us through the site with questions for future events, volunteering, or contributions. NAHC is a 501(c) (3) corporation and so all contributions are fully tax deductible. We look forward to sharing with you the on-going story of New York City, once called New Amsterdam.

  • Please join us and support our efforts to inform the public about the history of New Amsterdam with your contribution by credit card
    or by mailing your check to:

New Amsterdam History Center
500 5th Avenue, Suite 1710
New York, New York 10110

Use paypal:

□ $100 or less: Friend
□ $250: Contributor
□ $500: Donor
□ $1,000: Benefactor
□ Other amount

**All donations are tax deductible to the extent permitted by law.