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Interactive Map: Manhattan in 1609

Interactive Map: Manhattan in 1609

Have you ever wondered what New York was like before it was a city? Find out here, by navigating through the map to discover Manhattan Island and its native wildlife in 1609. Map provided courtesy of The Mannahatta Project.

Posted: Sep 9th, 2009 | Comments: 7
Document: The Purchase of Manhattan Island, 1626

Document: The Purchase of Manhattan Island, 1626

Read the infamous document detailing Peter Minuit's purchase of Manhattan island from the Lenape Indians.

Posted: Sep 1st, 2009 | Comments: 34
Timeline: Dutch American History

Timeline: Dutch American History

Explore a timeline chronicling 400 years of Dutch history in New York, from 1609 to 2009.

Posted: Sep 1st, 2009 | Comments: 1
Interactive Map: Dutch Place Names in New York

Interactive Map: Dutch Place Names in New York

See a map and photos of places in New York that take their names given by Dutch settlers 400 years ago.

Posted: Aug 19th, 2009 | Comments: 1
Map: New Netherland Colony, 1655

Map: New Netherland Colony, 1655

Examine Adriaen van der Donck's detailed map of the New Netherland colony, from New Amsterdam up to Fort Orange.

Posted: Aug 17th, 2009 | Comments: 4
Document: The Flushing Remonstrance, 1657

Document: The Flushing Remonstrance, 1657

Closely examine and read a translation of the Flushing Remonstrance, the precursor to America's Bill of Rights.

Posted: Aug 17th, 2009 | Comments: 4
Interactive Map: New Amsterdam, 1660

Interactive Map: New Amsterdam, 1660

See the original size of the New Amsterdam settlement and how it compares to Lower Manhattan today.

Posted: Aug 17th, 2009 | Comments Off
Document: Articles of Capitulation, 1664

Document: Articles of Capitulation, 1664

See the document that marked the surrender of Dutch New Netherland to the English in 1664.

Posted: Aug 13th, 2009 | Comments: 1
The year 2009 marks the 400th anniversary of explorer Henry Hudson's voyage to New York State and the river that bears his name. Check out the links below for more information about Dutch New York and happenings in and around the state during New York's quadricentennial.