The Jacob Leisler Institute welcomes Fall intern Aiven Palafox to our team. Mr. Palafox is a student in the History Department at SUNY New-Paltz. He will be our first virtual intern.
The Board of Trustees of the Jacob Leisler Institute unanimously elected Dr. Noah L. Gelfand as a Trustee at its annual meeting on August 29, 2020. Dr. Gelfand is Doctoral Lecturer of History at Hunter College. During Doctoral studies in Atlantic History at New York University, he served as a student intern with the Jacob Leisler Papers Project, the forerunner of the Institute.[Read more…] about New Trustee – Noah Gelfand
On June 26, Jacob Leisler Institute Director David William Voorhees accepted the generous donation of William Burgis’s, “A South Prospect of Ye Flourishing City of New York in the Province of New York in America, 1717,” from Trustee Gary Laube.[Read more…] about A Wonderful Gift – The 1717 Burgis Prospect
Aware that during the colonial period it is a tragic fact that black chattel slavery became institutionalized in American culture, the board of the Jacob Leisler Institute takes a firm stance against the resulting legacy of discrimination in all manifestations, the glorification of any people over another, and all violence or other tactics to repress or intimidate any group of people.
The Jacob Leisler Institute is carefully adhering to State guidelines regarding reopening for the New York State Capital region. While we remain closed to the public for the immediate future, the staff will conduct research at the office for archival and genealogical queries for its customary fee.
It is with deep sorrow that we note the passing of Jacob Leisler Institute benefactor R. J. Jippe Hiemstra at his home in Buskirk, New York, on April 12, 2020, of pneumonia and congestive heart failure. Mr. Hiemstra was the husband of Leisler Institute Trustee and Board Secretary Annette van Rooy.