The Historical Society of Watertown Presents "Allegiance: The Life and Times of William Eustis"

The Historical Society of Watertown presents “Allegiance: The Life and Times of William Eustis," a slideshow and talk on “Revolutionary Decisions” by Tamsen George.

William Eustis’ (1753 – 1825) adventures as a doctor took him from apprentice to Dr. Joseph Warren, to the siege lines on Bunker Hill, then as surgeon in the Continental Army in the Hudson Highlands with General George Washington. At West Point, he was in the room when Benedict Arnold’s treachery was discovered. Later, as Governor of Massachusetts, he cleared the way for consideration of the Cape Cod Canal. He was there, an eyewitness to many of our most famous events. About Tamsen George: After a career in cultural education and historic preservation, Tamsen became executive director of the Shirley-Eustis House Association. While there, she found that there was not much known about Dr. William Eustis. Attention had gone to the British Royal Governor William Shirley, who had built the estate. After retirement, Tamsen decided to find out about Eustis and began the lengthy discovery. She became intrigued by the life of homeowner and unsung patriot William Eustis and his extraordinary experiences with the difficult decisions and issues of his day and wrote this book. Residing on Cape Cod, she serves on the Falmouth Historical Commission and for more than six years was president of Falmouth Museums on the Green. All meetings are free and open to the public. For more information, please go to our website or contact Joyce at

This program is supported in part by a grant from the Watertown Cultural Council, a local agency which is supported by the Mass Cultural Council, a state agency.

Sunday, November 12, 2023 - 2:00pm to 3:00pm
Watertown Savings Bank Room