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.
Click here to find out more!
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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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. We've added a few pictures from the transit for those who couldn't join us; thanks to David Ellis and Carolyn Niehaus for the photography. Click through the thumbnails to see larger versions, and you can also see the archive of our ship track below.
View Half Moon Transit, Verplanck to Athens in a larger map
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.
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.)