Travel guide and historic reference book makes a perfect holiday gift
for travel and history enthusiasts
New York, NY (September 20, 2012) – Exploring Historic Dutch New York: New York City * Hudson Valley * New Jersey * Delaware is now available in time for the 2012 holiday season. Co-published by the Museum of the City of New York and Dover Publications, Exploring Historic Dutch New York is an affordable holiday gift that travel and history enthusiasts will truly enjoy. This easy-to-read, comprehensive guide is filled with hundreds of historic facts and anecdotes about the greater New York area. Exploring Historic Dutch New York is the only travel guide and reference book currently in print that encompasses the historic Dutch elements of the former New Netherland, which comprises present-day New York, New Jersey and Delaware. The guide makes the perfect gift and accompaniment for anyone planning a visit to New York City and provides a unique perspective by which to explore the region.
“Exploring Historic Dutch New York makes a wonderful holiday gift,” said Ronay Menschel Director of the Museum of the City of New York Susan Henshaw Jones. “This guide is a terrific starting point for exploration of the city and region and encourages a deeper appreciation of our Dutch origins.”
“My coeditor Gajus Scheltema and I worked for years to create this all-comprehensive guide about historic Dutch New York,” said Heleen Westerhuijs. “We do hope everyone will consider our historic guide as a great holiday gift for anybody interested in learning more about New York’s early days.”
Exploring Historic Dutch New York retails for $19.95 at the Museum of the City of New York’s shop and most other bookstores in New York City, while supply lasts. The guide is available online at www.mcny.org/
About Exploring Historic Dutch New York
This comprehensive guide tours important sites of Dutch history also serves as an engrossing cultural and historical reference. Seventeen internationally renowned scholars explore topics such as Dutch art and architecture, Dutch cooking, immigration during the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, furniture and antiques, and much more. Color photographs and maps are included throughout the guide. Introduction by Russell Shorto. Edited by Gajus Scheltema and Heleen Westerhuijs. Published by Dover Publications, in association with the Museum of the City of New York (2012).
About the Museum of the City of New York
Founded in 1923 as a private, nonprofit corporation, the Museum of the City of New York celebrates and interprets the city, while educating the public about its distinctive character, especially its heritage, which is full of diversity, opportunity, and perpetual transformation. The Museum connects the past, present, and future of New York City and serves the people of the city as well as visitors from around the world through exhibitions, school and public programs, publications, and collections.