Looking for the perfect gift for holiday, birthday, or any time for a Holland Dame member or person of Dutch ancestry? The Society of Daughters of Holland Dames has several items that might be just the thing.

Whether it is a guide on researching your Dutch ancestors, an award-winning DVD on the contributions of the Dutch to America, or a members-only insignia or more, you will find a gift that will be treasured for a very long time. An order form is available to download: Holland Dames Gifts (PDF:490KB).

You can also send a note listing the items you wish from the list below along with your check payable to "SOCIETY OF DAUGHTERS OF HOLLAND DAMES" to:

NEW YORK, NY 10128

Prices are updated as of April, 2014

Holland Dames Silk Scarf
$125.00 PLUS $10.00 POSTAGE
This Limited Edition Dutch Heritage elegant 35-inch square silk twill scarf has an outer border of linked yellow tulips on an orange ground. The corners have a stylized tulip design taken from the stained glass window depiction of Henry Hudson’s ship, the “Half Moon.” The Holland Dames presented this window to the New-York Historical Society in 1909 in memory of their ancestors who had settled in New Amsterdam. The fourth corner of the scarf also holds the insignia of the Holland Dames, a crowned, golden lion rampant, holding a gold sword in his right paw and a gold scroll in his left paw, with a gold ribbon at his feet bearing the name “Daughters of Holland Dames.” Over the lion’s head is the Dutch royal crown. Images of antique blue and white Delft tiles depicting scenes of everyday life in New Amsterdam are set at angles above the four corners of the scarf. A graceful scallop design and wreath of tulips frame the center medallion containing the Society’s seal and founding date of 1895. It is punctuated by four Dutch roof- gable and window designs. One of the roof designs contains the small image of a beaver, a symbol of one of the more important business ventures of the early Dutch settlers in New Amsterdam. This scarf is suitable for framing.


New Netherland in a Nutshell.
A Concise History of the Dutch Colony in North America.

by Dr. Firth Haring Fabend
Historian and Patrooness of the Society of Daughters of Holland Dames
Order directly from the New Netherland Institute for $26.00 plus shipping and handling

The story of New Netherland is told in a highly readable fashion suitable for anyone unfamiliar with this important chapter in U.S. colonial history. From the exploration of Henry Hudson in 1609 to the final transfer of the Dutch colony to the English in 1674, this book introduces key aspects of New Netherland: the multicultural makeup of the population, the privatization of colonization, the ability to survive with meager means against overwhelming odds, and the transfer of distinctive Dutch traits, such as toleration, free trade, and social mobility, all of which persisted long after New Netherland became New York, New Jersey, Delaware, and parts of Connecticut and Pennsylvania. New Netherland in a Nutshell will satisfy the questions: who were the Dutch, why did they come here, and what did they do once they got here?

New Netherland in a Nutshell

12 FOR $5.00 PLUS $1.00 POSTAGE
The postcard features an image of the Peter Stuyvesant stained- glass window donated by the Holland Dames in 1906 to St. Mark’s Church-in the Bowery.


Membership Certificate (FOR MEMBERS ONLY)
$20.00 PLUS $5.00 POSTAGE
This 8 1/2 x 14 certificate features an image of Henry Hudson’s Arrival of the Half Moon stained-glass window donated to the New York Historical Society by the Holland Dames in 1909. It is suitable for framing with personalized information of membership name, number, and date approved.


MINIATURE (For Members, Associates, Honorary Members, and Honorary Diplomatic Corps): $90.00 PLUS $10.00 POSTAGE
Regular size 14-karat gold-filled insignia pin with blue and gold ribbon. (Custom orders for 18-karat gold are subject to prices and delivery time available at the time of order.) Miniature insignia are suitable for necklace, bracelet, or lineage insignia bar.


Researching Your Dutch Ancestors--A Practical Guide

Published by the Holland Dames, this guide focuses on available resources in major New York, New Jersey, and Connecticut repositories. It provides a list of helpful Internet sites. The purpose of the Guide is to help prospective members with the process of becoming a member of the Society of Daughters of Holland Dames.

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

Under Two Flags. Colonial New York 1609 - 1783
$25.00 PLUS $5.00 POSTAGE
In DVD format. This documentary describes the important contributions of the Dutch to American History, from Henry Hudson’s arrival in 1609 through to the Revolutionary War.