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 2015 - 2016 Print E-mail

This is a list of events for 2015 and 2016 as of June 5, 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, June 12, 2015
11:15 a.m.
Flag Day in New York City

The Flag of the Society will be carried in the Flag Day Parade from
City Hall Park to Fraunces Tavern
Please assemble at the south end of City Hall Park

Tuesday, October 20, 2015    
The New-York Historical Society & Library
Reception and Donation of the Govert Loockermans Deed

170 Central Park West at 77th Street, New York, New York
Invitations will follow

Sunday, December 6, 2015    
date to be confirmed
4:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Family Christmas Party at the home of Directress General Mrs. Peter Kimmelman

New York, New York
Invitations will follow

Friday, April 1, 2016    
7 p.m. - 11:30 p.m.
The Paas Heritage Ball at the New York Racquet and Tennis Club

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

Friday, April 29, 2016    
2:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Annual Meeting at The Colony Club

564 Park Avenue at 62nd Street, New York, New York
Invitations will 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

Photo Gallery Now Available Print E-mail

Our Photo Gallery is now available! The gallery will allow us to share photos and video from events, as well as give us a place to collect images of interest to Holland Dames. The images pop-up in a slideshow which has a link on each photo to download and keep it if you wish. Some of the collections will also have a link to read more about the event, where you'll find event news as well as thumbnail images of each photo in that collection. We hope everyone will enjoy seeing the people and places behind our society!