A French Fabulist in Leisler’s New York (Thursday, April 25)

In this Jacob Leisler Institute collaboration, Owen Stanwood, Professor of History at Boston College, speaks about Mathieu Sagean, a Canadian explorer, raconteur, and inveterate liar. Sagean’s tales about Jacob Leisler and the early history of New York intrigued the elites of Europe during the early days of the 1700s and, though not to be relied upon, they give us a glimpse into the stories in this time period.

Date/Time: Thursday, April 25, 6 – 7:30pm

Location: In person, Hudson Area Library Community Room

Registration: No registration required, all are welcome.

Photo caption: Detail from Guillaume Delisle, Carte du Canada et de la Nouvelle France et des découvertes qui y ont été faites (Paris, 1703)

The Jacob Leisler Library Lectures are made partially possible through the generous support of the Van Dyke Family Foundation and Hudson River Bank and Trust.