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The Great American Road Trip

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Getty Images Boston Globe image of Route 1 south in Saugus/Boston|Dan McNichol

Date: June 12, 2019 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Cost: $10

The Great American Road Trip is a product of the growth of the interstate highway system. These roads connected people and places for decades and spurred the growth of tourist attractions, motels, highway markers, and fast food in the twentieth century.

Dan McNichol is a number-one bestselling author and an award-winning journalist who has just completed the Great American Road Trip in his 1949 Hudson in preparation for his next book. Come to hear about his unique experiences and expert knowledge about the history and growth of America roadways and how they have influenced popular culture.

Before the lecture, come and check out some antique and vintage cars starting at 5:00 p.m. Bring your own antique vehicle for the lot and get free admission for you and a guest!

Members: Free

Non-Members: $10.00

To reserve your spot for this panel please click here;, or call 978-306-7003.

This is the fourth lecture in our Seven Lectures at Seven Gables Series. The 2019 exhibit, Pop! Goes The Gables explored how Hawthorne’s novel and our 1668 mansion have influenced pop culture over the centuries. The lecture series complements the many themes explored in that exhibit.


Dan McNichol is a number-one bestselling author and an award-winning journalist. Mega engineering projects are the focus of his published books, articles and thought-leadership papers. For decades McNichol has been a national media commentator on infrastructural headline stories. Upon the election of President Donald Trump, McNichol collaborated with Pulitzer Prize business columnist James Stewart on a New York Times, front page story titled, “Trump-Sized Idea for a New President: Build Stuff”. A former White House appointee, McNichol served the President on US transportation policy. McNichol has worked in official capacities on the nation’s largest infrastructure projects including California’s high-speed rail project, the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge Replacement Project, and The Big Dig in Boston, Massachusetts.