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Author Talk with Historian Nathaniel Philbrick

October 7 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Free – $50

Join the Fairfield Museum and Sacred Heart University at SHU’s Community Theater to welcome renowned author Nat Philbrick. In discussing his new book, Travels with George: In Search of Washington and His Legacy, Philbrick offers an intimate evening that explores the fascinating history of our early nation and George Washington’s important legacy for our time.

In this compelling historical analysis, Philbrick answers the question, “Does George Washington still matter?” By retracing Washington’s journeys across the colonies—including a visit to Fairfield’s own Sun Tavern—Philbrick compares the fraught divisions of 18th-century America with our current political landscape. Through extensive research and travels, Philbrick comes to understand how Washington compelled, enticed, stood up to, and listened to the American people—and how his all-consuming belief in the Union helped to forge a new nation. 


Nathaniel Philbrick was born in Boston, MA, and raised in Pittsburgh, PA, where he developed an early interest in American literature and competitive sailing. After attending Brown University, where he was an All-American sailor, he received a Masters in English at Duke University. He then worked at Sailing World magazine before moving to Nantucket Island, where he wrote his first work of history, Away Off Shore, published in 1994. In 2000, he published In the Heart of the Sea, which won the National Book Award and was made into a motion picture directed by Ron Howard. He then wrote Sea of Glory, Mayflower (finalist for the Pulitzer Prize in History), The Last Stand, Why Read Moby-Dick?, and his American Revolution trilogy: Bunker Hill, Valiant Ambition, and In the Hurricane’s Eye. He still lives on Nantucket with his wife Melissa and his dog Dora, both of whom are featured in Travels with George: In Search of Washington and His Legacy.


7PM at SHU’s Community Theater, 1420 Post Road, Fairfield, CT

General Admission: Free, but participants must reserve a ticket in advance. Limited to 225 guests to facilitate social distancing. Link below. 

Face coverings will also be required at all times inside the venue except while eating or drinking.


Join us for a special VIP Reception before the lecture, from 6-6:45PM, to meet author Nat Philbrick.

Enjoy a glass of wine and chat with Nat Philbrick before his lecture. VIP guests will receive a signed copy of Philbrick’s newest book, Travels with George In Search of Washington and His Legacy.

VIP Reception tickets: $50. Link below. 


This Author Talk has been generously made possible by Brody Wilkinson P.C.


October 7
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Free – $50
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SHU Community Theatre
1420 Post Road
Fairfield, CT 06825


Fairfield Museum
SHU Community Theater


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