Thursday, Sep 23, 2021 6:00p -
Massachusetts Historical Society
1154 Boylston Street
Boston, Massachusetts 02215
History, Virtual & Streaming
MHS is happy to invite its members and members of the public to join a free online book talk with Nathaniel Philbrick. The event, hosted by American Ancestors/NEHGS, the Boston Public Library, GBH Forum Network, the Massachusetts Historical Society, and Porter Square Books, will explore the new book Travels with George: In Search of Washington and His Legacy.
In this book, Philbrick tackles the question “Does George Washington still matter?” He argues for Washington’s unique contribution to the forging of America by retracing his journey as a new president through all thirteen former colonies, which were then an unsure nation. In the fall of 2018, Philbrick embarked on his own journey into what Washington called “the infant woody country” to see for himself what America had become in the 229 years since. Writing in a thoughtful first-person voice about his own adventures with his wife, Melissa, and their dog, Dora, Philbrick follows Washington’s presidential excursions. The narrative moves smoothly between the eighteenth and twenty-first centuries as we see the country through both Washington’s and Philbrick’s eyes.
To register, please visit: AmericanAncestors.org/Inspire