March 26 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Nathaniel Philbrick “Travels with George and the Importance of Preserving Local History”
Author Nathaniel Philbrick will be presenting “Travels with George and the Importance of Preserving Local History” on Sunday, March 26, at 2:00 p.m. at the North Main Street Church, 23 North Main Street in Uxbridge. His latest New York Times bestseller, “Travels with George: In Search of Washington and His Legacy,” was published in September of 2021.
Early in his term as President, George Washington visited every state in the Union. The United States was relatively new, having won its independence half a dozen years earlier. Along the way, in 1789, Washington visited Uxbridge, as did Nathaniel, along with his wife Melissa and their dog Dora in 2019 while doing research for this book.
With his passion for history, Nathaniel will also speak on the importance of the preservation of local history as part of the fabric of the community and region. Buildings, historic and cultural sites, records, and artifacts all play a role in protecting our heritage and leaving a legacy for future generations. On a local level, this effort requires dedication and a cooperative group of people to preserve our historic treasures.
Author of “In the Heart of the Sea,” winner of the National Book Award; “Mayflower,” finalist for the Pulitzer Prize; “Valiant Ambition,” winner of the George Washington Prize; “Bunker Hill,” winner of the New England Book Award; “Sea of Glory”; “The Last Stand”; “Why Read Moby Dick?”; “Away Off Shore”; and “Second Wind.” Learn more about Nathaniel at www.nathanielphilbrick.com
Seating is limited, and registration is required. Register online https://bit.ly/3ZHEXon or call the Uxbridge Public Library at (508) 278-8624.
A book signing will follow the presentation. Books will be available for purchase, by cash or check only, at the event courtesy of the Samuel Slater Experience Museum pop-up shop. Learn more at www.samuelslaterexperience.org.
This event is being sponsored by the Uxbridge Historical Society, the Arthur R. Taft Memorial Trust, and the Uxbridge Public Library.