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Office of Cultural Education Launches New Netherland Research Center

ALBANY, NY.- A ribbon-cutting ceremony at 11:00 a.m. on Wednesday, November 3, 2010 officially opened the New Netherland Research Center (NNRC) on the 7th floor of the New York State Library. The NNRC will focus attention on New York State ’s rich collection of historic Dutch Colonial documents and facilitate access to them for future scholars, teachers and students both here and abroad. During the 2009 Quadricentennial celebration of Henry Hudson’s historic voyage opening up the New World to Dutch settlement, Dutch dignitaries, including the Prince of Orange and Princess Maxima of the Netherlands , visited the Cultural Education Center ’s 1609 Exhibition. At that visit the government of the Netherlands committed to a grant of €200,000 (approximately $275,000) to the New Netherland Institute to continue and expand the New Netherland Project by establishing a New Netherland Research Center . This gift, with matching support from the Institute, will transfo