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Learn More about New Netherland


  • A Virtual Tour of New Netherland. This interactive tour introduces students to the many settlements that comprised New Netherland (now parts of New York, New Jersey, Connecticut, Pennsylvania, Maryland, and Delaware).

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  • The Van Rensselaer Manor Papers. This NYS Library exhibit explores daily life on patroon Killiaen van Rensselaer's vast estate, Rensselaerswijck, now part of Albany and Rensselaer counties in New York.
Last Updated: February 7, 2022