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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.
Members of the Stockbridge-Munsee band of Indians will be present on Sunday, September 28, interpreting historic and current practices of their tribe and groups will be re-enacting musketry drills and salutes through the day.
The Half Moon will be visible setting and dousing sails in the Hudson River through the day on Saturday and Sunday - a unique opportunity for artists and photographers!
Family friendly activities will include: 17th century toys and games, demonstrations of blacksmithing and coopering, small boats and a wigwam on display, and other activities through the day.
The encampment is open to the public on Sunday, September 28, but re-enactors and demonstrators will also be set up on Saturday the 27th if you can't make it on Sunday or want a sneak peek!
September 8-19, 2014: The 15th Annual Fall Voyage of Discovery is complete! Click the link above to check in on the voyage pages as we add additional entries over the next few days, or just take a look at the archive of the second leg of our voyage below.
June 30, 2014: Athens-Albany Transit: A light crew took the Replica Ship Half Moon upriver to the Port of Albany today for some scheduled maintenance, including an upgrade to its propellor.
June 27-29, 2014: Athens Sail Training Weekend: The Replica Ship Half Moon has been sitting peacefully at Peckham Wharf in Athens, NY for the last two months, where a steady stream of volunteers has been busy adjusting the ship's rigging and installing material improvements, such as a new helm hutch! This weekend, however, we had a full crew on board for a weekend of maintenance and sail handling.
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.
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.
Click the links below to download either version of Juet's Journal:
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