Everyone interested in the 17th century, especially the long-neglected Dutch colony of New Amsterdam is invited join......hudson1624
It is still, of course, in its earliest stages, but I hope that with enough support and participation we can create an enjoyable and enlightening community. New Amsterdam was always an unusually polyglot and diverse place when compared with the contemporary English settlements to the North and South. In this same spirit I would like to emphasize that this community is open to everyone. We need people with various areas of interest and expertise. Eventually this group will have its own website independent of Livejournal, but for now this seems an ideal place to start. I hope we can have fun and inspire interest in this fascinating and long-neglected colony.