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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) 874-4702.

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.


JOIN THE NAHC FAMILY AND support our mission to inform the public about the history of New
Amsterdam and New Netherland during the short period of Dutch rule in the 17th Century. Support our programs or become a sponsor of some of our events. All contributors will receive invitations to exclusive events as well as free or reduced admission to general programs.

NAHC is a 501(c) (3) corporation. All contributions are tax-deductible to the extent permitted by law.



• $50: Friend
• $75: Dual – Benefits for two people
• $100: Family – Benefits for a family
• $125: Organization Level – Admission for up to 4 members of an organization
• $250 – Subscriber
• $500: Donor
• $1,000: Benefactor

• If you would like to sponsor one of our programs, please contact us at

Other amount ________________________________

• $1,000 – Corporate Sponsorship:

If paying by check, please make payable to New Amsterdam History Center, and mail to:

New Amsterdam History Center
1345 Avenue of the Americas, 33rd Floor
New York, NY 10105.


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