Willem Frijhoff will be giving a lecture Thursday, September 24, at 6pm titled Reverend Everardus Bogardus (1607-1647) and His Callings.”

Everardus Bogardus was the second minister of the Dutch Reformed Church (now Collegiate Church) of the New Netherland era. During his sixteen-year tenure, he played a significant role in the formation of both his church and the Dutch settlement. In this lecture, Willem Frijhoff will discuss Reverend Bogardus’s life and his contributions to religious and cultural life in New Amsterdam. Historian Firth Haring Fabend will then join Frijhoff in a concluding dialogue. The lecture will be followed by an exhibition-viewing and reception. Willem Frijhoff is emeritus professor of early modern history, faculty of arts, Free University, Amsterdam. He is the author of Fulfilling God’s Mission: The Two Worlds of Dominie Everardus Bogardus, 1607-1647. Firth Haring Fabend is a novelist, historian, and author of Zion on the Hudson: Dutch New York and New Jersey in the Age of Revivals.