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Jacob Leisler Institute for the Study of Early New York History

  • An archival and research center devoted to New York and New Jersey during the English colonial period

    46 Green Street, Hudson, NY 12534, USA

    Tel: 518-567-6490https://jacobleislerinstitute.org/

    10:00am - 4:00pm by appointment

    The Jacob Leisler Institute for the Study of Early New York History is a Hudson, NY-based study and research center that promotes knowledge of the people, culture, and history of the former Dutch colony of New Netherland under English rule (1664–1774). Our mission is to collect, preserve, and make accessible important documents and other materials relating to a pivotal period in the development of New York State and modern America. The Institute preserves and shares the memory of this dynamic period so that we may all more clearly understand the state’s diverse past and how it informs our pluralistic society today.

    The Jacob Leisler Institute is a major repository of materials relating to late seventeenth- and early eighteenth-century New York and New Jersey. Our library contains a collection of original primary source manuscripts, genealogical records, rare books, maps, and illustrative materials that researchers of all disciplines including history, archeology, material culture, and folklore use. The Institute’s goal is to preserve these materials for future generations, to make them accessible to scholars and the public, and to foster a new generation of historians.