Holland Dames Visits National Gallery of Art Print E-mail

On October 24, a group of Holland Dames attended the unveiling of the Govert Loockerman's Deed at the National Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C, followed by lunch and later a lovely dinner at the Sulgrave Club. We've added a selection of photos from the outing to our Photo Gallery.

Events In the Coming Year 2015 Print E-mail

Recent changes to Google Calendars is requiring us to rebuild the Activity Calendar on our website. While we work on that, we will list here any forthcoming events, especially those coming in 2015. For more information on any of these events, please contact This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .


Friday, April 10, 2015
The Paas Heritage Ball at the New York Racquet and Tennis Club

370 Park Avenue at 52nd Street, New York, New York
Invitations to follow

Friday, May 1, 2015 
2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Annual Meeting at the Colony Club

564 Park Avenue at 62nd Street, New York, New York 
Invitations to follow

Paas Ball and Annual Meeting Photos in Gallery Print E-mail

We've added a selection of photos to our Photo Gallery. Visit now to see pictures from the 2014 Paas Ball and the Annual Meeting and Tea events in New York City.

Social Register Observer Article Focuses on Society of Daughters of Holland Dames Print E-mail

Social register article cover

The Social Register Observer published an article detailing the history of the Society of Daughters of Holland Dames. While their site no longer holds it, we have archived a copy on our site for download. Entitled "Early Dutch New York History Preserved by the Society of Daughters of Holland Dames, Descendants of the Ancient and Honorable Families of New Netherland," the article is written by Mrs. Lee Crandall Park and Mrs. Peter Kimmelman and explores the full history of the Society and its goals.

Here is a small bit from the article:

"As part of the goals of its founders, the Holland Dames take special pride in erecting and restoring Dutch monuments and items of historic interest around New York. On September 11, 2011, the New-York Historical Society Museum and Library reopened its doors after completing a long and costly restoration. Members of the Holland Dames were there to celebrate the restoration and re-dedication of the historic 13-foot-tall stained glass window in the Society’s library reading room. The Arrival of the Halve Maen, 1609, designed by the Gorham Company, was originally donated by the Holland Dames in 1909 and restored in 2011 under the leadership of then Directress General Mary Park, with major funding from the family foundation of former Directress General Anna Glen Orr Vietor. (Anna Glen Vietor was awarded the Order of the Orange-Nassau by Queen Beatrix of the Netherlands, an honor conferred on few foreigners.)"

Download article:

"Early Dutch New York History Preserved by the Society of Holland Dames...." PDF 1MB

Reviews Coming In for Dutch Ancestor Guide Print E-mail
We've received a few testimonials and reviews for Researching Your Dutch Ancestors--A Practical Guide, a Holland Dames guide which focuses on available genealogical resources in major New York, New Jersey, and Connecticut repositories. Here is a sampling.

Before I forget I wanted to tell you how much I LOVE the guide that you did for the Holland Dames. I purchased a few copies. One of them I have shared with a genealogist for the Warriors who is mostly familiar with southern ancestry. He was delighted to have such good guidance. So thanks – this is useful for MANY groups.

- Jonathan Jensen, Tampa, Florida

While the document, Researching Your Dutch Ancestors: A Practical Guide, is purposed to help prospective members with the process of becoming a member of the Society of Daughters of Holland Dames, it is also an excellent guide and example for all genealogy researchers as well as for preparing an application for membership in any lineage organization.

- Carolyn B. Leonard, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
Author of Who's Your Daddy?-- A Guide to Genealogy from Start to Finish

Our goal in producing the guide is to help make the application process easier by leading applicants and researchers to the best resources available.

- Mary W. Park, Baltimore, Maryland

The book is available for purchase in our Gifts and Books section.

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