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 our Dutch Heritage silk scarf, the Society’s Historical Records Book documenting the Society’s history, 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 Order Form (PDF:280KB).
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:
SOCIETY OF DAUGHTERS OF HOLLAND DAMES
c/o MRS. ROBERT W. SHEEHAN
1220 PARK AVENUE, SUITE 9B
NEW YORK, NY 10128
The Society of Daughters of Holland Dames. Historical Records Book 1895 – 2017
Publication Price $75.00 NOW $20.00, shipping and handling included
Essays in the book provide insight into the ways the Society and its members have fulfilled its original objectives over the years. These are to perpetuate the memory and promote the virtues of its Dutch ancestors, to collect and preserve genealogical and historical documents relating to the Dutch in America, to encourage excellence in historical research relating to the Dutch in America, and to establish durable memorials in lasting tribute to the early Dutch settlers.
The book also includes reprints of the Society’s Record Books of 1907, 1913, and 1933. In addition, there is a list of the Society’s Members with their ancestors from 1934 to 2017, continued from the Third Record Book.
The Record Books contain the original criteria for membership in the Society, its papers of incorporation, and a list of Members with their ancestors, their place of origin, and the service(s) these men and women played in shaping the colony of New Netherland. These listings, taken from the original membership applications of the Holland Dames, are of historic value as they were an important early start in recording the seventeenth-century families of New Netherland and their service to the Colony at a time when that history had been largely forgotten or overlooked.
There are also numerous photographs of events that bring the Society’s history to life, as well as a reprint of Firth Haring Fabend’s lovely A Catch of Grandmothers. A Poem.
Holland Dames Silk Scarf
$135.00, shipping and handling included
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.
Dutch Tile Canvas Floor Mat
$125.00, shipping and handling included
This durable canvas floor mat is 2’ x 3’ and has a non-skid surface. It is made of commercial grade vinyl that stands up to traffic, wipes clean, and lays flat. It is made in the USA.
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’s Amazon Store
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?
REGULAR SIZE, GOLD-FILLED (For Members Only): $280, shipping and handling included
MINIATURE (For Members, Associates, Honorary Members, and Honorary Diplomatic members only): $120.00, shipping and handling included
Regular size 14-karat gold-filled insignia pin with blue and gold ribbon. Miniature size 14-karat gold-filled insignia are suitable for necklace, bracelet, or lineage insignia bar.
Membership Certificate (FOR MEMBERS ONLY)
$25.00, shipping and handling included
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. It is personalized with the member's name, number, and date of admission.