Kiliaen van Rensselaer, New Netherland, and the New Netherland Research Center - December 12th

This month, the Capital District Humanist Society invites you to a free, open to the public presentation by Janny Venema, assistant director of the New Netherland Research Center and author of Beverwijck: A Dutch Village on the American Frontier, 1652–1664 and Kiliaen van Rensselaer (1586-1643). Designing a New World.

Janny will discuss her new book and the role played by the Dutch in American History, examining the time in which Kiliaen van Rensselaer lived, his surroundings, the rapidly expanding city of Amsterdam, the great trading companies, the jewelry business, and the people in his network. Along the way, she explores his motivations and the powerful role he played in helping to establish a Dutch presence in the New World.

Sunday, December 12th, 2010.
Refreshments 12:30; Program 1:15 p.m.

Room 224, Campus Center
Sage Colleges Albany Campus
New Scotland Avenue at Academy Road, Albany