September 1st, 2009
Video: Women in Dutch New York

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

  • Will P Nelson

    Professor Goodfriend: My hometown is Holland, MI; founded in 1846 by Rev Albertus Van Raalte. The immigration to Michigan by his fellow Christian Reformed adherents coupled with my own heritage as a descendent of Polish and Slovak immigrants has lead me to look at the joint Ph.D program at DU and Iliff. My interests in the religious history and social aspects experienced during settlement of immigrants to New England, the Great Lakes basin and Quebec brought me to your site. My phone is 303-946-0872.

  • Will P Nelson

    see above

  • roy

    Cool there is a town called holland in the us? me coming from holland want to got their, i want to make a trip to the us and look for these places, just found out that my great great great grandfather and family went to i believe what you called albanie we called it beverwijck, so i wanne find out if i can find something of my family, the name Peeters i believe is being ussed by some americans so that means we are related i think thats cool

  • jesus

    yhea i agree roy but i would recommend the red velvet the most, taste the best … right?

  • Nick

    Dear Lini,I’m so proud of you, speaking at the PHP connerefce. I really don’t know anything about it but I’m sure that you will have a great performance! You have the knowledge, the experience and the right attitude and flair to do it.It is, as I earlier told you, very sad that your father can’t be with you. I’m very surethat he would do this if possible. But he is in your heart and genetics, so he is there for sure.Dear Lini, goodluck and I will think of you!Gemke

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.