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New Amsterdam History Center
Our Proprietary Tools Take You Back to Early New Amsterdam
We invite you to explore our tools and learn what New Amsterdam looked like and how people lived there
Learning from Experts
Our educational events and original stories will take you back to seventeenth-century New York
Watch videos of past lectures and documentaries about early New Amsterdam
Bay of Manhattan
The merchant ship “Trouw” approaches Manhattan in the spring of 1661 by Len Tantillo (above)
Watch the videos from past lectures and documentaries from our partners on life in early New Amsterdam. Learn about cartography, how enslaved people’s lives differed from those in the Southern states, the “Little Ice Age” and New Netherland through art and history.
Stories from the Hague
The New Amsterdam History Center's resources have no borders
We have developed relationships with a variety of historical organizations, including house museums, a historical environmental study group, and archival depositories. They’ve shared their rich articles and information with us here.
The New Amsterdam History Center has entered into a partnership with the National Archives in The Hague, NL, to publish a blog called Dutch-American Stories, twelve stories written by historian Jaap Jacobs, and twelve by other experts in the field of Dutch-American Studies.
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