Virtual Lecture - Rolling Down the River: Jacques Marquette, Louis Jolliet, and the Fate of the French New World
Date: Thursday, October 29, 2020
Location: Zoom Virtual Lecture
Time: 7 pm - 8 pm
In 1673, France and England were locked in a power struggle over the future of North America. In this virtual presentation, Laura Chmielewski explores the dynamics of French and English colonization at a time when the continent’s future was in transition. Hear the tale of the brief, yet epic, adventure of explorers Marquette and Jolliet - that nearly changed the course of a continent.
Cost: $15 per household for General Admission; $10 per household for HA Members and Volunteers
This lecture will be offered virtually by Zoom, an online video conferencing platform. Upon registration, you will be sent the link for the video conference to join on the evening of the lecture. If you do not receive your confirmation email after you register, please check your Spam folder, or email Carolyn Currin at firstname.lastname@example.org. To learn more about Zoom and to download the app to your computer, visit the Zoom website.
About our Presenter: Laura M. Chmielewski is Associate Professor of History and Department Chair at the State University of New York at Purchase. She teaches early American, Atlantic world, and public history. Dr. Chmielewski is the author of three books: Jacques Marquette and Louis Jolliet: Exploration, Encounter and the French New World (Routledge/Taylor & Francis, 2017), The Atlantic Experience: Peoples, Places, Ideas (with Catherine M. Armstrong; Palgrave Macmillan, 2014) and Spice of Popery: Converging Christianities on an Early American Frontier (University of Notre Dame, 2011), as well as numerous essays, book chapters, and reviews, and public presentations. Her current works-in-progress focus on the intersections of maritime history and religion, Catholics in early America, and the growth of American living history museums.