Greenwich Historical Society to host 84th annual meeting

Nathaniel Philbrick

Nathaniel Philbrick

The Greenwich Historical Society will host celebrated author and historian Nathaniel Philbrick at its 84th annual meeting Thursday, Sept. 17, 6-8 p.m., Indian Harbor Yacht Club, 710 Steamboat Road, Greenwich. In his lecture “From Plymouth Rock to the Battle of Bunker Hill,” Philbrick will revisit the beginnings of the American Revolution as covered in his new book, Bunker Hill, and will focus on the myth, pride and politics that often color our national narratives. He will also discuss how events covered in Mayflower (his account of King Philip’s War) laid the groundwork for what would happen in Boston and throughout Massachusetts during the early stages of the American Revolution.

Philbrick is a long-time Nantucket resident, champion sailor, graduate of Brown University and a Duke Fellow with a masters’ degree in American literature. Among his impressive oeuvre of bestsellers are Away Off Shore, Abram’s Eyes, In the Heart of the Sea (currently the basis of a forthcoming film by director Ron Howard), Sea of Glory, and Last Stand. He has written for Vanity Fair, The New York Times Book Review, The Wall Street Journal, The Los Angeles Times and The Boston Globe and has appeared on the Today Show, the Morning Show, Dateline, PBS’s American Experience, CSPAN and NPR. Don’t miss this evening with one of America’s pre-eminent historians. Copies of Philbrick’s latest book will be available for purchase and signing at the event.

Tickets: $60 members; $80 nonmembers, includes new Individual membership through June 30, 2016; $125 Angel ticket price includes new Dual/Family Membership through June 30, 2016.

Reservations required. Visit greenwichhistory.org or call 203-869-6899, ext. 10, by Sept. 9.

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