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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
Video: Dutch New York

Video: Dutch New York

This documentary looks at the Dutch influence on New York and on the American colonies. Hosted by Barry Lewis.

Posted: Sep 1st, 2009 | Comments: 148
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
Video: British Takeover

Video: British Takeover

Professor Joyce Goodfriend of the University of Denver describes how and why the British took over Dutch New Netherland.

Posted: Sep 1st, 2009 | Comments: 4
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
Video: Women in Dutch New York

Video: Women in Dutch New York

Early America expert Professor Joyce Goodfriend describes the role women played in preserving Dutch culture in America.

Posted: Sep 1st, 2009 | Comments: 5
Video: British Headquarters Map of 1782

Video: British Headquarters Map of 1782

Dr. Eric Sanderson of the Mannahatta Project uses Geographic Information Systems to bring to life a detailed map of the city from 1782.

Posted: Sep 1st, 2009 | Comments: 4
Video: The Dutch Room at the Met

Video: The Dutch Room at the Met

Philippe de Montebello of SundayArts interviews Peter Kenny, the Curator of Decorative Arts at the American Wing at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, about MOMA's Dutch room.

Posted: Aug 22nd, 2009 | Comments: 1
Video: The Decision to Colonize

Video: The Decision to Colonize

Janny Venema discusses the Dutch West India Company's decision to develop New Netherland as a colony.

Posted: Aug 21st, 2009 | Comments: 12
Video: New Amsterdam, Diversity and Opportunity

Video: New Amsterdam, Diversity and Opportunity

Dr. Charles Gehring describes the diversity and sense of opportunity of New Amsterdam.

Posted: Aug 21st, 2009 | Comments: 1
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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.