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An Evening with David Brooks

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A Benefit to Support Plimoth Patuxet's Educational Mission

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Best-selling author David Brooks

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Cocktail Reception at 5:00 p.m. | Program at 6:30 p.m.

Plimoth Patuxet, one of the United States' leading living history museums, marks its 75th anniversary this fall with a celebratory program featuring best-selling author David Brooks delivering a keynote address. This will be a most memorable evening at Plimoth Patuxet Museums celebrating 75 years of living history!

SOLD OUT! If you are interested, please call the Development Office for last minute availability and ticket details at (508) 503-2668.

Program Participants

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Event Chair, Martha S. Mugar, has been a trustee and benefactor of Plimoth Patuxet Museums since 2005. Her pioneering vision and unwavering support has charted the course for transformational projects in the advancement of the Museum’s educational mission.

Jared Bowen, GBH Arts Editor, is the Emmy award-winning host of the weekly television series, Open Studio and a Special Correspondent for the PBS NewsHour.

Rose Styron is a poet, journalist, translator and international human rights activist. She has published four volumes of poetry and has traveled widely for Amnesty International and other human rights organizations.

Seasonally and historically-inspired cuisine by James Beard Finalist Chef Will Gilson, Puritan & Co., and Chef Ramon Rosa, Plentiful Events & Catering.

We have a history at Plimoth Patuxet of cooking up extraordinary experiences!

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Our celebrity chefs Will Gilson and Ramon Rosa recently spent a day on Plimoth Patuxet's living history sites, stopping by the Museum's Patuxet Homesite to savor thought-stirring conversation about Indigenous foodways with our culture keepers in the cooking arbor.

The chefs then visited the 17th-Century English Village where they gathered herbs and other fresh ingredients to add to a bountiful table of fare in Brewster House. Their collaborative moment of cooking by that hearth drew inspiration from the menu they have created for guests attending the Museum's 75 Anniversary CelebrationAn Evening With David Brookson October 15th!

"I now think good character is a by-product of giving yourself away. You love things that are worthy of love. You surrender to a community or cause, make promises to other people, build a thick jungle of loving attachments, lose yourself in the daily act of serving others as they lose themselves in the daily acts of serving you. Character is a good thing to have, and there’s a lot to be learned on the road to character. But there’s a better thing to have—moral joy."

- David Brooks, The Second Mountain: A Quest for a Moral Life

Event Chair & Visionary Sponsor

Marty S. Mugar

Host Committee

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Lisa and Jono BittingAndrea and Steve Brodeur
Stew CliffordLea FilsonGale and Michael Fitzgerald
Lisa Pennington and David FurlowTony GreenCynthia and Ted Hubbard
Chris and Ted LongK. Prescott LowPhilip and Diane Olsson
Janet SchwartzCornelia WarehamNancy and Steve Williams

If you are interested in joining the Host Committee for 'An Evening with David Brooks' with a philanthropic gift, please contact Ellie Donovan, Executive Director at (508) 746-1622 x8362, or by email atevents75@plimoth.org.


Plimoth Patuxet proudly recognizes and thanks all of our sponsors who contributed to this special evening celebrating 75 years of living history!

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SOLD OUT! If you are interested, please call the Development Office for last minute availability and ticket details at (508) 503-2668.