New York celebrates Henry Hudson's discovery of New Amsterdam

In commemoration of the Henry Hudson's 400th discovery of the City of New Amsterdam, the Museum of the City of New York will present “Amsterdam/New Amsterdam: The Worlds of Henry Hudson,” an exhibition of 275 artifacts housed in a replica of the hull of Henry's triple-masted ship. The exhibit runs through September 2009.

"The exhibition — in collaboration with the National Maritime Museum in Amsterdam and the New Netherland Project in Albany — includes rare maps, excavated objects, paintings, documents and other artifacts." It is the first of three exhibits dedicated to the Dutch in America. The others are: "Mannahatta/Manhattan,” which explores the natural environment that Hudson encountered. It will open on May 18 and is being mounted in collaboration with the Wildlife Conservation Society. In addition, modern images of New York by Dutch photographers will be featured in “Dutch Seen: New York Rediscovered,” which opens June 10.