The Dutch landed on Manhattan Island in 1624 establishing their first settlement in North America, New Amsterdam in New Netherland. Their children and grandchildren built houses in New Jersey. Most Americans do not know the extent of their influence on our nation.
The Meadows Foundation has saved six historic houses that were part of an 18th Century Dutch farming community. We have more early Dutch houses here in central New Jersey than are in the whole city of New York. We need your help in the preservation, restoration and programming of these unique 18th Century Dutch sites. The Meadows Foundation is a non-profit 501 (c)(3) organization and your contributions are tax deductible.
WISH LIST: We are furnishing our first house museum, at the Wyckoff-Garretson House. It was built in 1730 and expanded in 1805. We are in need of early Dutch and Federal period furniture, or reproductions. Please see the styles below and send us an e-mail to let us know what you are interested in donating. Someone from our organization will contact you with 48 hours. Thank you for your interest and support in The Meadows Foundation!