The Esscher Museum in the Hague (former Palace Lange Voorhout) will have an exposition with pictures of Queen Emma (starting on May 28th), with the title: 'savior of Orange'. The palace asks the public to send in their pictures:
Museum zoekt foto's Emma - Binnenland | Het laatste nieuws uit Nederland leest u op Telegraaf.nl [binnenland]
Nice to see that there is some attention for Emma. I wish that they also would have made a biography about her. At the moment 3 historians are working on the buiographies of kings Willem I, II and III, which will be published in 2013, when the monarchy celebrates their 200th anniversary.
(copied from the thread about dutch palaces):
An interesting article from the 'Reformatorisch Dagblad' (in Dutch):
It is about the estate Grunsfoort in Renkum. The estate was bought by king Willem III in 1881 for his 2nd wife Emma, because the Queen missed the landscape of Arolsen. Renkum. They changed the name to Oranje-Nassau Oord and the mansion was enlarged. In June 1883 the king and queen were able to go to the place for their first stay there.
The king was busy with hunting and making furniture (!). In 1890 the king died, and his widow became regent. Emma had little time and didn't visit the place very often anymore. In 1898, she received a national present of 300.000 guilders to thank her for her regency. She used this money to change the mansion and the estate to a sanatorium for TBC patients (for which she also used 200.000 guilders of her own money). In 1901 this was opened by Queen Wilhelmina, int he presence of Queen-widow Emma and prince Hendrik.
Aerial view: http://www.bergraceofftheroad.nl/ima...to-ONO_800.jpg