Tamsen Evans George
After a career in cultural education and historic preservation, Tamsen George became executive director of the Shirley-Eustis House Association. While there she did extensive renovations to the grounds and moved a federal carriage house to the site. Tamsen became intrigued by the life of home owner and unsung patriot William Eustis and his extraordinary experiences with the difficult decisions and issues of his day. Once retired, she began intermittent research and wrote the text over a ten-year period that included travel and historical research. 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.
Tamsen Evans george
Allegiance: The Life and Times of William Eustis
An eyewitness to the strategy and planning to bring liberty to the new republic, now the United States, William Eustis was an unsung patriot who both influenced and witnessed pivotal moments in early American history. He was there at the siege lines of Bunker Hill in Cambridge, MA and was a Continental Army surgeon at the Hudson Highlands with General Washington. He further helped define the United States as Secretary of War for the War of 1812, as one of the first congressman, as a US ambassador and later the governor of Massachusetts. His advocacy for human rights and forward thinking were key values that persisted throughout his lifelong endeavors.