Replica Ship Half Moon and the New Netherland Museum

Replica Ship Half Moon and the New Netherland Museum New Netherland Museum
The New Netherland Museum owns the Replica Ship Half Moon.

US Embassy in the Hague gets it!
04/04/2019

US Embassy in the Hague gets it!

On April 4 1609, Henry Hudson set sail ⛵️ from Amsterdam's Schreierstoren. As of April 6, you can visit a beautiful replica of his vessel "De Halve Maen" in Gemeente Hoorn: http://bit.ly/2nNNy80

Half Moon figurehead newly restored by Edith Waardijk, a volunteer in Hoorn who believes "Wat je leent gaat beter terug....
02/22/2019

Half Moon figurehead newly restored by Edith Waardijk, a volunteer in Hoorn who believes "Wat je leent gaat beter terug.".
(Return what you borrow in better condition.)

The Spirit of the Half Moon, a ship full of stories!The best bang for your gift-giving buck!There is something for every...
12/08/2018

The Spirit of the Half Moon, a ship full of stories!

The best bang for your gift-giving buck!

There is something for everyone, new friends and old. A most memorable and weighty gift that will help put wind in the sails of our educational foundation.

If you order now the book will be with you in time for this year's holidays.

https://emporiumofnewnetherlandmuseum.org/

8" x 12" dark blue linen-cloth hardcover with gold embossed letters
Full color dust cover
226 pages
Over 200 full color photographs
Shipping weight 4 pounds
ISBN: 978-94-92185-26-6

"Absolutely beautiful book," "My family loved it," "A great souvenir,"
"Best corporate gift," "The best thing under my tree," "I will treasure it."

No one's forgotten.
09/11/2018

No one's forgotten.

Today, June 28 2018, King Willem Alexander and Queen Maxima visited Hoorn, home town of the Half Moon. They boarded a wa...
06/29/2018

Today, June 28 2018, King Willem Alexander and Queen Maxima visited Hoorn, home town of the Half Moon. They boarded a watertaxi owned by Bram Nijenhuis, the skipper of the Half Moon.

"Absolutely beautiful book," "My family loved it," "A great souvenir," "Best corporate gift," "The best thing under my t...
12/04/2017
New Netherland Museum

"Absolutely beautiful book," "My family loved it," "A great souvenir,"
"Best corporate gift," "The best thing under my tree," "I will treasure it."

These are some of the comments of those that were able to obtain the book in time for last year's holiday celebrations.

If you order now the book will be with you in time for this year's holidays.

www.emporiumofnewnetherlandmuseum.org
(You may even have the chance to win a trip to the Netherlands!)
Order Now

We'd like to share some of the many appreciative reactions to The Spirit of The Half Moon book.  If you've not yet seen ...
03/03/2017
New Netherland Museum

We'd like to share some of the many appreciative reactions to The Spirit of The Half Moon book. If you've not yet seen the book we think you will be as pleased as these folks are.
The Half Moon played an essential role in shaping characters, forming bonds and learning teamwork. Relive your experiences with the ship by ordering from http://emporiumofnewnetherlandmuseum.org/

Thank you!

Readers' Reactions:
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What a beautiful and balanced picture is given of the original history of the Half Moon and the Hudson region through the story of the first replica to the current.
What delighted us is the detailed description of the important educational role of the Half Moon has played in her years on the Hudson river for so many, especially young people. Nice to see Janine, Courtney, and Chip so beautifully imaged and quoted.
J&S. O.

Beautiful book...the pictures look terrific and it's a good quality book. Thank you!
C.C.

The book did arrive in time for Christmas (a gift to myself). It was in perfect condition and is absolutely beautiful. Thank you for all the hard work. I am really enjoying the book.
B.M.

I thumbed through it quickly and saw a lot of great photos. I haven't had time to read it yet but look forward to doing so soon.
J.S.

It is really an excellent and interesting compendium of all the different facets of the Half Moon, and makes for very interesting reading. The pictures are also excellent. ...it is a great contribution to understanding Dutch history in the Americas, and a great tribute to what private individuals can accomplish with vision and persistence!
J.v S.

A beautiful book indeed! ...Thank you for your hard effort to produce a volume that everyone connected with the Half Moon will treasure.
C.B.

Can't get enough of the Half Moon? We didn't think so! Each purchase of the fascinating book The Spirit of the Half Moon...
12/16/2016

Can't get enough of the Half Moon? We didn't think so! Each purchase of the fascinating book The Spirit of the Half Moon comes with a raffle chance to win a trip to Holland! Order now for Christmas delivery. Find out more emporiumofnewnetherlandmuseum.org

The Spirit of the Half Moon
12/09/2016
The Spirit of the Half Moon

The Spirit of the Half Moon

The beautiful book The Spirit of the Half Moon is ready to ship after the New Year! Our elves were called back to help Santa with deliveries. And each book comes with a raffle ticket to win a trip to Holland to visit the Halve Maen Replica Ship in Holland!

The Spirit of the Half Moon
12/09/2016
The Spirit of the Half Moon

The Spirit of the Half Moon

The beautiful book The Spirit of the Half Moon is ready to ship after the New Year! Our elves were called back to help Santa with deliveries. And each book comes with a raffle ticket to win a trip to Holland to visit the Halve Maen Replica Ship in Holland!

Has your Cyber Monday been full of the same old gifts? Why not give the gift of History and Possibilities! Each purchase...
11/28/2016

Has your Cyber Monday been full of the same old gifts? Why not give the gift of History and Possibilities! Each purchase of the fascinating book The Spirit of the Half Moon comes with a chance to win a trip to Holland. emporiumofnewnetherlandmuseum.org

Calling all Bosuns and Docents! Riggers, Carpenters and Crew. Cooks, Staffers and Fans. The Spirit of the Half Moon is r...
11/22/2016

Calling all Bosuns and Docents! Riggers, Carpenters and Crew. Cooks, Staffers and Fans. The Spirit of the Half Moon is ready to ship. Each book purchase comes with a raffle chance to win a trip to Holland to visit your favorite museum ship full of stories! emporiumofnewnetherlandmuseum.org.

Replica Ship Half Moon and the New Netherland Museum's cover photo
10/29/2016

Replica Ship Half Moon and the New Netherland Museum's cover photo

Can't get enough of the Half Moon? Discover more of her history and stories when you purchase The Spirit of the Half Moo...
10/29/2016

Can't get enough of the Half Moon? Discover more of her history and stories when you purchase The Spirit of the Half Moon. And each book order comes with a chance to win a trip to Holland!
Find out more at emporiumofnewnetherlandmuseum.org

Rotterdam here we come!
10/24/2016

Rotterdam here we come!

The Half Moon had a beautiful day for her stop in Middleburg today!  Visit emporiumofnewnetherlandmuseum.org to find out...
10/22/2016
Instagram photo by @tomhengeveld • Oct 22, 2016 at 11:52am UTC

The Half Moon had a beautiful day for her stop in Middleburg today!
Visit emporiumofnewnetherlandmuseum.org to find out how you might be able to win a trip to Holland to see the Half Moon in person.

See this Instagram photo by @tomhengeveld • 21 likes

Black Heritage Tours - New York State
10/18/2016

Black Heritage Tours - New York State

Today while leading a Black Heritage Tour in Amsterdam (Holland) we sailed right into history when we came upon the Half Moon (Dutch: Halve Maen). It was a great surprise because we had just talked about Henry Hudson 'voyage' from Amsterdam in search of a new passage to China. Instead he finds the fertile land inhabited by the Lene Linape people. The Hudson River now baring the English captain's name. It's a sign marking the journey we are about to take (Oct 28-30) from New York City, upstate through the Hudson Valley!

Share with your family and friends and join us for this amazing journey back in time! https://m.facebook.com/events/179067315861104?acontext=%7B%22ref%22%3A%22104%22%2C%22action_history%22%3A%22null%22%7D&aref=104&ref=bookmarks

ABOUT THE HALF MOON
The Half Moon was a Dutch East India Company vlieboot (similar to a carrack) which sailed into what is now New York Harbor in September 1609. She was commissioned by the VOC Chamber of Amsterdam in the Dutch Republic to covertly find a western passage to China. The ship was captained by Henry Hudson, an Englishman in the service of the Dutch Republic.

In 1909, the Kingdom of the Netherlands presented the United States with a replica of Halve Maen in order to commemorate the 300th anniversary of Hudson's voyage; the replica was destroyed in a 1934 fire. Eighty years later, the New Netherland Museum commissioned a second replica constructed in Albany, New York in 1989 by the New Netherland Museum.

In May 2015 the ship left New York to Hoorn, the Netherlands on loan for five years where it has been at the 'West Frisian Museum - the Museum of the Golden Age'.

It was not by chance that the Dutch 17th-century replica of the Half Moon Ship was docked in Amsterdam, it's on tour along six VOC cities Enkhuizen, Amsterdam, Middelburg, Delft (Delfshaven) and Rotterdam. The ship remains a few days in each city and the public can be visited free of charge. In addition, at each port a program inspired by the local history. On Wed, 19 Oct you can sail on the Ij!
[learn more about the 'Half Moon on Tour: https://www.halvemaenhoorn.nl/nieuws/ontour/]

Read history of the Half Moon https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Halve_Maen

Video: Half Moon on the Hudson River
https://youtu.be/m9HKJA0io58

We celebrate the 25th anniversary of the launch of the Half Moon and commemorate & honor all the friends and crew that m...
10/13/2016
New Netherland Museum

We celebrate the 25th anniversary of the launch of the Half Moon and commemorate & honor all the friends and crew that made it possible by publishing this gorgeous, beautifully illustrated, collector's book: the Spirit of the Half Moon.

Our truest replica ship forged her own maritime history. It is therefore time that our ship, full of stories, also becomes part of the continuum of history that began in 1609.

Printed in the Netherlands, the books will soon be available in the USA in time for the Holiday Gift Season.

To reward you for your patience and participating in the advance sale, you will get an extraordinary good chance of winning a fully paid trip to visit the ship in Holland.

For details and orders: http://emporiumofnewnetherlandmuseum.org/

© copyright New Netherland Museum

The Westfries Museum is now managing the harbor museum in Hoorn, with an exhibit on the sailing heritage of the Dutch. V...
08/15/2016

The Westfries Museum is now managing the harbor museum in Hoorn, with an exhibit on the sailing heritage of the Dutch. Visitors to the Half Moon now have exhibits that place our ship in a world context before they board.

Bram
06/26/2016

Bram

Like the Italian capt... Sorry, I fell in the lifeboat....

"Brea, bûter en griene tsiis is goed Ingelsk en goed Frysk."
06/15/2016

"Brea, bûter en griene tsiis is goed Ingelsk en goed Frysk."

Het Halve Maenkaasje nog niet geproefd? Dan is zondag je kans. Ter gelegenheid van de opening van ons vernieuwde bezoekerscentrum houden wij 12 juni open huis van 12 tot 17 uur. Met gezellige muziek en onder andere een proeverij van VOC-kaasjes. En natuurlijk zijn ze deze dag ook te koop. €2,75 komt ten goede aan de Halve Maen. Meer weten over wat er te doen is? Kijk op: https://www.halvemaenhoorn.nl/nieuws/

Fire Department drill.
06/14/2016

Fire Department drill.

Twice around the block.
06/14/2016

Twice around the block.

Needed re-enforcement!
06/14/2016

Needed re-enforcement!

Easier to renovate standing on the ground.
06/14/2016

Easier to renovate standing on the ground.

Reinforcing the beak in Hoorn.
06/14/2016

Reinforcing the beak in Hoorn.

WE NEED HELP WITH OUR UPCOMING BOOKMake sure your Name and that of your friends / family / school are included in our up...
11/09/2015
www.halfmoonreplica.org

WE NEED HELP WITH OUR UPCOMING BOOK
Make sure your Name and that of your friends / family / school are included in our upcoming book "Spirit of the Half Moon". We are trying to include everyone who has sailed or contributed to the Half Moon over the past 25 years (1989-2014). Check out our updated website at www.halfmoonreplica.org. Click on the top tab "Half Moon USA" and then click on the right upper tab for "Previous North American Voyages". We would appreciate your contacting us with your information at: [email protected]
We hope to have the book ready before Christmas!

Spirit of the Half Moon!Our book is ready to go to print with your support! The book Spirit of the Half Moon is already ...
11/01/2015

Spirit of the Half Moon!

Our book is ready to go to print with your support!
The book Spirit of the Half Moon is already in galley proofs and can be released in time for the gift-giving season of 2015 if we act now. It is a celebration of the people whose lives have been touched by our unique ship. The book is richly illustrated with hundreds of color photographs and organized into 23 chapters.
Many of you have already helped by granting interviews and sharing photographs, making the book truly "ours." Thank you so much. We plan to self publish, and need further support for printing and distribution. This is a group effort.
How much to give? Any amount is welcome. Perhaps match your contribution to the worth of your experience throughout the years? But any amount is important. Again, together we can do this.
Visit our website at http://www.newnetherlandmuseum.org/ or museum shop at http://emporiumofnewnetherlandmuseum.org/products for more about the book and a multiple choice how you can help. Remember, all proceeds are for our educational foundation and are tax deductible.

http://www.newnetherlandmuseum.org/
http://emporiumofnewnetherlandmuseum.org/products

The Half Moon continues to attract visitors from all over the world to the City of Hoorn, Netherlands!  Over 15,000 chil...
10/07/2015

The Half Moon continues to attract visitors from all over the world to the City of Hoorn, Netherlands! Over 15,000 children and adults paid for tours of the Half Moon in just the past 4 months.

Members of the Holland Society of New York received a warm welcome on the Half Moon last week, Tuesday, September 27th. Bob Schenck, MD (President of the Holland Society), Andrew A. Hendricks, MD (Chairman, New Netherland Museum), and Ad Geerdink (Director, Westfries Museum in Hoorn)

08/27/2015

The New Netherland Museum hosted a special reception on board the Half Moon for former crew and supporters in Amsterdam on Thursday August 20th. Over the week, we saw many seasoned "American" crew including Marion Bruyn, Nico Gans, Ralph Hensel, Jan de Vries, Robbert Fehmers, Kipp van Aken, Bob Hansen, Jim Traub, Van Calhoun, and Hubert de Leeuw. Ron Groenestein, our former Bosun, came to visit while serving on the Swedish ship, Gothenborg. Welcome everyone!!

Half Moon and a few friends at Sail 2015 Amsterdam.SAIL AMSTERDAM UPDATEThe Half Moon has been a friendly and fun place ...
08/22/2015

Half Moon and a few friends at Sail 2015 Amsterdam.
SAIL AMSTERDAM UPDATE
The Half Moon has been a friendly and fun place to be!! The American Ambassador and American Consul visited and congratulated us for being in Sail Amsterdam. We learned that the Half Moon was the only American tall ship in Sail Amsterdam 2015. The Half Moon was the front page story on the AD national newspaper and featured on Dutch television.

08/21/2015

SAIL AMSTERDAM
The Half Moon had a triumphant arrival in Sail Amsterdam on Wednesday August 19th, 2015!! As each ship arrived in Amsterdam, the ship was announced over a special public address system and a band on shore played the ship's national anthem. After announcing "the Half Moon", the announcer said "Thank you Dr Hendricks for bringing the Half Moon to Sail Amsterdam!!" This was followed by the band playing the American national anthem. Dr Hendricks and his family on board the Half Moon appreciated this recognition.
The Half Moon is open for ship tours through Sunday August 23rd from 10 am to 3:30 pm daily.

Half Moon at Sail 2015 today!
08/19/2015

Half Moon at Sail 2015 today!

08/18/2015

The exiting events of Sail Amsterdam are also available on Netherlands public television. See the Half Moon in Sail Amsterdam this Wednesday morning starting 8:30 am EST (2:30 pm Dutch time) at www.npo.nl. Then click on the Sail Amsterdam photo or NPO 1

You can watch the Half Moon in Sail Amsterdam on Wednesday August 19th on Dutch television http://www.at5.nl/specials/sa...
08/17/2015
AT5

You can watch the Half Moon in Sail Amsterdam on Wednesday August 19th on Dutch television http://www.at5.nl/specials/sail_2015. Television coverage is 6 hours earlier than in the eastern United States EST. So, in EST, watch the Half Moon around 6 am to 10 am or longer.

The Half Moon is seen at her museum site in Hoorn, Netherlands.  The Half Moon helped launch the year long 400th Anniver...
08/16/2015

The Half Moon is seen at her museum site in Hoorn, Netherlands. The Half Moon helped launch the year long 400th Anniversary Celebration of the Discovery of Cape Hoorn on June 13th, 2015. She is now preparing for Sail Amsterdam this Wednesday August 19th. The Half Moon will be one of lead ships in the Sail Amsterdam celebration! Come celebrate with us!

Half Moon en route from Enkhuizen, Netherlands and on arrival at the City of Hoorn on May 23, 2015.  Hundreds of boats e...
06/07/2015

Half Moon en route from Enkhuizen, Netherlands and on arrival at the City of Hoorn on May 23, 2015. Hundreds of boats escort the Half Moon into the harbor at Hoorn while over 10,000 people line the shores. The arrival of the Half Moon was featured in newspapers, radio, and television all over the Netherlands. The Half Moon will be hosted by the Westfries Museum at the Maritime Center. Many of the original buildings from the 1500-1600s including the Dutch East India Company are part of the harbor at Hoorn. The Half Moon tells the story of Dutch maritime exploration during the Dutch Golden Age of the 17th century.

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Lumberton, NC

General information

The Half Moon's programs include a Voyage of Discovery, where middle & high school students sail as the ship's crew and complete a rigorous academic project; historical re-enactments, in which Half Moon crew set camp and demonstrate daily life; dockside historical tours for students and the public, in which visitors see the ship outfitted with both European and Indian artifacts; classroom programming, teacher training and curriculum development; and promotional sailing and historic encampments. All photos copyright New Netherland Museum; permission needed for re-use.

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