2. The Dutch legacy lives on, not only through our culture and Constitution, but in our built environment. Hundreds of farmhouses and barns remain, scattered across the New York State countryside. These barns and houses are largely ignored, often disfigured, and ever in danger of disappearing through neglect, relocation, or demolition.
  4. The Survey of New World Dutch Cultural Resources (“the Survey”) highlights farm buildings, but it includes all buildings whose construction indicates a Dutch cultural influence , in New Netherland and surrounding areas. It originated from efforts of the Dutch Barn Preservation Society (DBPS), the Society for the Preservation of Hudson Valley Vernacular Architecture (HVVA) and the New Netherland Companions.
  6. They work in close cooperation with the Institute for Historic Farm Research (SHBO) in the Netherlands. New Netherland Companion Marieke Leeverink, and expert on Dutch vernacular architecture, promotes the Dutch barns & houses survey in the Netherlands. She has worked with the Dutch Barn Preservation Society in Schenectady for 9 months, surveying Dutch barns and houses in the former area of New Netherland.
  8. The Dutch Barn Preservation Society and the Hudson Valley Vernacular Society with private funding and generous support of the Kellogg Foundation and the assistance of the New York State Department of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation.
  9. Searching for all surviving Dutch barns, other Dutch farm buildings ad Dutch houses in the former New Netherland area. After three years about 800 existing barns and houses have been located, described, photographed and catalogued. It is expected that 200-400 are still out the r to be discovered and recorded.