New-York Historical is temporarily closed to help contain the spread of COVID-19, but we expect to reopen August 14 with a free, outdoor exhibition. See more details on our Visit page.

St. Nicholas Society Ribbon Pin

Object Number: 
Overall: 4 5/8 x 2 5/8 in. ( 11.7 x 6.7 cm )
Orange silk ribbon printed in silver with "SAINT NICHOLAS/ SOCIETY/ 1835./ OF THE CITY OF NEW YORK/ COLUMBIAN CELEBRATION/ NAVAL REVIEW./ APRIL 27-1893." New York state seal at center.
Gallery Label: 
The Saint Nicholas Society was established in 1835 by Washington Irving, to promote the preservation of the remembrace of the first Dutch settlers of New Amsterdam. Saint Nicholas was the patron saint of the Dutch. The society met for a grand ceremonial banquet once a year in December. This ribbon commemorates the 401st anniversary celebration of Columbus's discovery of America.
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group