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Hardenbroeck vs Orphanmasters

This document illuminates the way the Dutch Orphanmasters’ Court protected the inheritance rights of young women, and one mother’s attempt to keep them from meddling in her affairs.

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Catalina Trico

One of New Netherland’s first settlers recounts her earliest memories of life in the colony.

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Childcare in the New World

The cradleboard and "loopwagen" allowed Oneida and Dutch women to work while still keeping their children safe and close by. They symbolize the double duty all mothers in the early colonial period had to do.

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Life Story: Maria Sibylla Merian

The story of the first woman to make a journey to the Americas for scientific purposes and one of the leading entomologists of the Enlightenment. A companion art activity accompanies this resource.

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