For Immediate Release: 

June 30, 2023

Media Contact:
Christine Freitas
p: 508-347-0328

Media Alert: You are invited to an evening with Nathaniel Philbrick

Join us for an exclusive speaking event with the New York Times best-selling author on July 13 in Barrington, Rhode Island.

BRISTOL, RICoggeshall Farm Museum has the honor of hosting a speaking engagement featuring award-winning author and historian Nathaniel Philbrick. This event will take place in nearby Barrington, Rhode Island, in the McCulloch Center for the Arts at St. Andrews School on Thursday, July 13. Press are welcome to make arrangements for event coverage and can schedule interviews with Philbrick and Old Sturbridge Village and Coggeshall Farm museum leaders.

Nathaniel Philbrick is a bestselling author, and historian, and is considered by many to be a leading authority on the history of Nantucket Island. Philbrick is known for his American nonfiction books, including several New York Times bestsellers such as In the Heart of the Sea and Mayflower. His writing has been featured in Vanity Fair, The Wall Street Journal, The Boston Globe, and more. Philbrick has also appeared on the TODAY Show, Dateline, PBS's American Experience, C-SPAN, and NPR. Aside from his work in literature, he is the founding executive director of Nantucket’s Egan Maritime Institute and a research fellow at the Nantucket Historical Association. With a career spanning over 25 years, he is a respected figure in the American history scene and this is a great opportunity to learn more about his work.

The event begins at 6:30 p.m. with a cocktail hour and hearty hors d’oeuvres, followed by a speaking program and Q&A at 7:30 p.m. Tickets can be purchased at

Media outlets are invited for a special meet and greet prior to the event for exclusive access to Mr. Philbrick, OSV President and CEO James Donahue, as well as members of the board and staff at Coggeshall Farm Museum. Contact Christine Freitas at (508) 347-0328 to schedule a time.


Coggeshall Farm Museum is celebrating its 50th year as a living history museum in Rhode Island. For the 2023 season the museum is open 10 am–4 pm for Saturday tours and self-guided exploration on Sundays. Standard daytime admission ($10 for adults, $5 for youth ages 4-17) or with Coggeshall Farm Museum membership or Old Sturbridge Village membership. More details a

For b-roll, images, and interview requests, please contact Christine Freitas at

About Coggeshall Farm Museum
Set on 48 acres of coastal farmland in Bristol, Rhode Island, Coggeshall Farm recreates the daily experience of tenant farmers on a salt marsh farm in the late 18th century. With a new, innovative partnership with Old Sturbridge Village, Coggeshall will expand and enhance the visitor experience through live interpretation, new programming, historic structures, heirloom plants and gardens, and heritage-breed animals.
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