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. ...
Historian Barry Lewis explores the history of the Dutch in New York
Read the infamous document detailing Peter Minuit's purchase of Manhattan island from the Lenape Indians.
Professor Joyce Goodfriend of the University of Denver describes how and why the British took over Dutch New Netherland.
Early America expert Professor Joyce Goodfriend describes the role women played in preserving Dutch culture in America.
Dr. Eric Sanderson of the Mannahatta Project uses Geographic Information Systems to bring to life a detailed map of the city from 1782.
Philippe de Montebello of interviews Peter Kenny, the Curator of Decorative Arts at the American Wing at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, about MOMA's Dutch room.
Janny Venema discusses the Dutch West India Company's decision to develop New Netherland as a colony.
Dr. Charles Gehring describes the diversity and sense of opportunity of New Amsterdam.
Janny Venema narrates the development of Rensselaerswyck and then Beverwyck, located in the area of present-day Albany.