Louisiana Institute of Higher Education

 

Lecture Description

 

 William Hyland will discuss Ignace Chalmette, Denis de La Ronde and Jacques Villere and detail the role these St. Bernard residents played in the Battle and the preceding events.

 

 

 

Lecturer Description

 

 William Hyland has served as St. Bernard Parish Historian, director of Los Islenos Museum Complex, the chair of the 175th Anniversary Committee of the Battle of New Orleans, and president of The St. Bernard Historical Society.  His primary focus has been toward the preservation of the heritage and cultural identity of the Canary Islander colonists and their descendants.