Dutch New Amsterdam: Legacy of a Colony

When: Sunday, November 17, 2019, 9:00am

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Image of New Amsterdam from the harbor.
View of New Amsterdam (Nieuw Amsterdam ofte Nue New lorx opt't. Eylant Man), watercolor by Johannes Vingboons, 1665. Collection of the Dutch National Archives.

Join scholars and museum educators for a deep dive into Dutch New Amsterdam. Examine artifacts in the exhibition Port City: 1609 – 1898. Hear from scholar Dr. Susanah Romney, author of New Netherland Connections: Intimate Networks and Atlantic Ties in Seventeenth-Century America, who will discuss what the concept of tolerance meant in the 17th century, women’s rights under the Dutch, and slavery in the colony. Finally, participate in hands-on activities you can use with your students to explore the lasting impact of the Dutch on contemporary New York. All participants will leave with resources for the classroom. 

The Museum is CTLE certified. Participation in this program provides 5.5 hours of CTLE credit.


This professional learning program is supported as part of the Dutch Culture USA program by the Consulate General of the Netherlands in New York.

The Frederick A.O. Schwarz Education Center is endowed by grants from The Thompson Family Foundation Fund, the F.A.O. Schwarz Family Foundation, the William Randolph Hearst Endowment, and other generous donors.

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