The USS Constitution Museum posthumously honors

Patrick O’Brian

with the presentation of its annual

Samuel Eliot Morison Award










Join us for a special award presentation

Thursday, October 23 at 5:30 p.m.

John J. Moakley Courthouse, Boston


The Museum’s mission

The USS Constitution Museum serves as the memory and the educational voice of USS CONSTITUTION, by collecting, preserving, and interpreting the stories of “Old Ironsides” and the people associated with her.  We seek to create a positive, memorable experience for both children and adults by inspiring within them a love for the freedom that CONSTITUTION symbolizes.  We will share CONSTITUTION’s contributions with a global audience, and we will strive to be the best museum possible based on scholarship and innovative ways of sharing CONSTITUTION’s stories.


Samuel Eliot Morison Award

The highest recognition by the Board of Trustees of a person whose public service has enhanced the image of USS CONSTITUTION and who reflects the best of Admiral Morison: artful scholarship, patriotic pride, an eclectic interest in the sea and things maritime, and a desire to preserve the best of our past for future generations.


The event

The presentation of the Samuel Eliot Morison Award to Patrick O’Brian (posthumously), for his contributions to the field of maritime scholarship and literature, including his creation of the Napoleonic and War of 1812 Aubrey and Maturin naval historical novels


Acceptance of award by Starling Lawrence, Patrick O’Brian’s editor at W.W. Norton

Special remarks by Ken Ringle, Washington Post correspondent

Musical performance by Richard Kapp and Mela Tenenbaum


Thursday, October 23, 2003 at the John J. Moakley Federal Courthouse, Boston

5:30 p.m. cocktails

6:30 p.m. dinner


Commodore $3,500                Table of 10 and program listing

Captain $2,500                        Table of 10 and program listing

First Lieutenant $1,000           4 tickets and program listing

Benefactor                              $250 per person and program listing

Individual Ticket                    $125 per person


R.S.V.P. by October 17, 2003.  Proceeds to benefit the USS Constitution Museum’s educational programs.


For more information or advance tickets, contact Nancy Tevnan at 617.426.1812 ext. 112