Past Events

ZOOM Lecture: Hudson Valley Dutch Holidays

2020-12-09 Dutch Holidays Image
12/09/20 —12/10/20
The Historical Society of Rockland County Invites You to Join Us for

Dutch Holiday Traditions 
A History of the Season
in the 
Hudson Valley 

When: Wednesday, December 9, 2020, 3:00 PM, and Thursday, December 10, 2020, 7:00 PM 

Where: ZOOM – Online (Zoom link provided with your confirmed reservation)
Admission: $FREE (reservations are required and donations are appreciated)

In this virtual program HSRC Education Coordinator Jennifer Brooks traces the line between the traditions of early Dutch settlers in Rockland County and surrounding areas to the growth of our modern American Christmas traditions. 

Step back in time with us and explore the history behind our holiday traditions. Where did they come from? Who is Saint Nicholas, and how did he become Santa Claus? Why is the December season known for gift-giving and charity? What’s with the tree and the chimney? And what does any of this have to do with religion?

We’ll cover this fascinating history and share some Dutch recipes and festive crafts to bring Rockland’s Dutch heritage to your home for the holidays.


Or you can email us at 
[email protected] history, or call us at (845) 634-9629.


Historical Society of Rockland County
20 Zukor Road
New City, NY  10956

Phone: (845) 634-9629

Please note: Space is limited for this online program. Reservations are required. A waiting list will be compiled, and available spaces will be filled on a first-come, first-served basis. 

The Historical Society of Rockland County is a nonprofit educational institution and principal repository for original documents and artifacts relating to Rockland County. Its headquarters are a four-acre site featuring a history museum and the 1832 Jacob Blauvelt House in New City, New York.


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