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Interdisciplinary Curricula
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The New Netherland Museum, in partnership with New York State certified educators, has developed curriculula that integrate history, math, science, and writing, through the Half Moon's voyage. These curricula, for 4th and 7th grades, introduce learning objectives within the framework of the history of New Netherland.

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The Half Moon is a full-scale, operating replica of the Dutch ship of exploration that Henry Hudson sailed in 1609. It is a traveling museum that conducts programs about the unique history of the Dutch colony called New Netherland.


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Latest News
June 30, 2014: Athens-Albany Transit: A light crew took the Replica Ship Half Moon upriver to the Port of Albany today for some scheduled maintenance, including an upgrade to its propellor.

June 27-29, 2014: Athens Sail Training Weekend: The Replica Ship Half Moon has been sitting peacefully at Peckham Wharf in Athens, NY for the last two months, where a steady stream of volunteers has been busy adjusting the ship's rigging and installing material improvements, such as a new helm hutch! This weekend, however, we had a full crew on board for a weekend of maintenance and sail handling. Photos are soon to come!

Older News
April 12-13, 2014: Verplanck-Athens Shakedown: Spring has sprung and the Replica Ship Half Moon has launched the 2014 operating season! After spending days on board de-winterizing the ship, our volunteer crew spent the weekend testing the Half Moon's systems as the ship traveled upriver from its winter berth at King Marine in Verplanck, NY to its summer base of operations at Peckham Materials in Athens, NY.

September 8-19, 2013: 2013 Fall Voyage of Discovery: The 2013 Fall Voyage of Discovery is complete! Click the links above to follow the progress of our student sailors from Bornego College in the Netherlands and schools from the New York Capital Region as they recreated Henry Hudson's 1609 voyage up the Hudson River.

September 4-6, 2013: Our Dutch and American volunteer crew sailed the Half Moon from Athens, NY to Verplanck NY in preparation for the upcoming Voyage of Discovery.

August 4-6, 2013: Mid-Hudson Voyage of Discovery: Following the Replica Ship Half Moon's lengthy layover at Kingston, NY, a group of nine young sailors in training from Cooperstown and Bethlehem, NY set sail for a three-day, shipcraft-intensive summer Voyage of Discovery program.

Indians of the Hudson Valley: The New Netherland Museum's third interdisciplinary curriculum is on its way! Click here or on the link to the left for more information.

Robert Juet's Journal:
You can read the full and complete log of the 1609 voyage of the Halve Maen in command of Henry Hudson, transcribed here in the Journal of Robert Juet of Limehouse.

Click the links below to download either version of Juet's Journal:

(To access this file, you must install Adobe Acrobat Reader. If you do not already have this free program, you can download it here.)