August 21st, 2009
Video: New Amsterdam, Diversity and Opportunity

Dr. Charles Gehring, director of the New Netherland Project, describes the diversity and sense of opportunity that characterized New Amsterdam.

  • John A. Lartaud

    Mr. Gehring,
    My name is John A. Lartaud and I live in New Jersey. I again watched the program on Ch. 13 Dutch New York. I have been trying for many years to find a photograph of a portrait of Peter Stuyvesant’s half sister Margaret. She is my GGG –grandmother. She apparently had a affair with I think it was Balthazar DeHeart after her husband never returned. Do you know where I can find a painting or reproduction of Margaret? Thanks, John

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.