There are no people on earth who are more interested in Philip Vickers Fithian than the people of Greenwich. Philip was born and raised here. We thus signed many books–many from people who had already read it. Megan, a former student of mine, and her friend Greg, helped me at the book table. As you can see from the picture they were both dressed in colonial garb.
Later in the day the re-enactment of the “tea burning” took place. Patriots disguised as Indians rode into an open field and set the boxes aflame.
And they burned.
The day ended with the extinguishing of the fire, a nice dinner at the Bait Box restaurant at the Hancock Harbor marina, and a fireworks display over the Cohansey River. Stay tuned for more updates from day two of the event. New Jersey Governor Jon Corzine is expected to arrive and address the crowd.