An Evening in Nantucket with Nathaniel Philbrick


The Egan Maritime Institute is delighted to host an evening with the organization’s Founding Executive Director, Nathaniel Philbrickon August 11, 2022 at the Nantucket Yacht Club. Guests will be treated to a nautical-themed lecture, focusing on Philbrick’s latest book, Travel with George.

Travel with George, asks the essential question: Does George Washington still matter? Philbrick argues for Washington’s unique contribution to building America by tracing his journey as the new president through the thirteen former colonies, which were now an uncertain nation.

Writing in thoughtful first person about his own adventures with his wife Melissa and their dog Dora, Philbrick follows Washington’s presidential excursions: from Mount Vernon to the new capital in New York; a month-long tour of Connecticut, Massachusetts, New Hampshire and Rhode Island; an adventure on Long Island and eventually through Georgia, South Carolina and North Carolina. The narrative moves smoothly between the 18th and 21st centuries as we see the country through the eyes of Washington and Philbrick.

Philbrick, will weave stories of Nantucket’s maritime heritage with stories from his 2018 trip to what Washington called “childhood woodland country.”

In addition to being the founding director of Egan Maritime, Nathaniel Philbrick is the author of In the heart of the seawinner of the National Book Prize; Mayflower, finalist for the Pulitzer
Price; Valiant Ambitionwinner of the George Washington Prize; Bunker Hill, winner of the New England Book Award; In the eye of the hurricane; sea ​​of ​​glory; The last Stand; Why read Moby Dick?; Far offshore; and Second breath.

The evening will include a talk with Nathaniel Philbrick, a live Q&A with the author, and a post-talk cocktail. Tickets are $150 for EMI members and $175 for non-members.

To purchase tickets: or call 508-228-2505


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