Founded 1962
Mrs. Harry Clark Boden, IV
Dutch Colonial Society
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Welcome to the Dutch Colonial Society

Honoring our Dutch Ancestors and Heritage

Welcome to our internet home where we hope you will take time to learn about our society.  We meet annually in Washington, DC in mid-April for business, luncheon and programs on Dutch-related topics.  In 2023 our meeting will be April 12th at the Army and Navy Club where guests and prospective members are always welcome, please contact any of us for more information on that or other topics of interest.

The purpose and objectives of the Dutch Colonial Society:

  • To perform research and education about those hardy and enterprising early ancestors from the Netherlands who concentrated their efforts, labor, and skills in building the enduring greatness of the United States of America.

  • To educate, preserve, and increase the knowledge of the history of Dutch settlement of the United States of America by the preservation of documents and the recording of family histories, lineages, and traditions.

  • To be involved in charitable and educational efforts and to support patriotic, genealogical, literary, historical, and social activities that further the purposes and objectives of this Society within our country.

To these ends we welcome adults of Dutch descent to inquire about membership as we grow our group of individuals devoted to preserving the history and culture of our Dutch ancestors and their settlement in, and contributions to, the New World.

Beste Wensen,

Leslie Vander Meulen Richards, President