Paas Ball and Annual Meeting Photos in Gallery Print E-mail
Friday, 18 July 2014 00:00

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
Monday, 27 January 2014 20:23

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

Events Added to Our Calendar Print E-mail
Tuesday, 15 October 2013 17:28

Our Activity Calendar has been updated with new information about upcoming events through April 2014. Click on the left to view complete information, map links, and more on the following:

Sunday, November 10th, 2013: Annual Massing of the Colors at Saint Thomas Church
Thursday, November 14th, 2013:
An Afternoon of Art and Fellowship at The Frick Collection and Luncheon
Friday, April 4th, 2014: The Paas Heritage Ball at The New York Racquet and Tennis Club -- time to be announced and invitations will be sent
Wednesday, April 23rd, 2014: The Annual Meeting at The Colony Club (564 Park Avenue, New York, NY 10065) -- program to be announced

Reviews Coming In for Dutch Ancestor Guide Print E-mail
Tuesday, 27 March 2012 00:00
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.

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!