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"The Henry Beston Society, who keep Mr. Beston's wonderful lessons alive."
Endicott Peabody Jr.

October 2004

LECTURES

About our lectures

Outermost House Lecture from Foxboro, Mass., March 2012 (courtesy Foxboro Cable Access)

Places we've lectured

AT HENRY'S OUTER
BEACH RIGHT NOW

The weather

Web Cam
Image of Coast Guard Beach Cape Cod courtesy of MoreBeach.com

News & Features

Revisiting the Fo'castle: Expert shines spotlight on The Outermost House

Outermost Playhouse
moves to Eastham
Elementary School

The Road to The Outermost House, Provincetown Magazine, July 4, 2013

Kate Barnes, daughter of Henry Beston & Elizabeth Coatsworth, passes away

Tahanto students share experiences from
Cape Cod trip

School program focuses on The Outermost House

Beston Society acquires oil lamp, camera, compass, and more artifacts from the Outermost House

Glenn & Sheila Mott join Beston Society board of directors

Beston Society documentary film project featured in the Cape Codder newspaper, November 9, 2012.

Kickstarter page, Summer 2012. Over $5,000 raised for documentary film campaign

Inn at the Oaks hosts Literary Capers Cocktail Party for Beston Society documentary film project

Beston Society receives grant from Arts Foundation of Cape Cod

Beston's walking stick among Outermost House acquisitions

Full house at Cape Cod National Seashore for Beston Society program, July 2011

Beston Society receives Cape Cod Five grant for documentary film footage

January 2011: New office space for Beston Society

Waldron family donates Outermost House window, artifacts to Beston Society

Waldron books donated by family to Beston Society

Outermost House tour

Honors for Beston's Maine
farm house, June 2009

Beston's 'Coronation'
remembered 40 years later (2004)

H.B.  at Eastham's
Windmill Weekend 2004-08

Exhibit, A Sense of Place:
The Works of Beston, Hay and Finch
(2008)

Inspiration for the Cape Cod National Seashore (text)

Additional interview footage of Beston biographer Dr. Daniel Payne



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Don Wilding, author of Henry Beston's Cape Cod: How "The Outermost House" Inspired a National Seashore, speaks during a presentation in Eastham, Mass. during August 2013. Wilding's 2014 season of presentations continues at 2 p.m. on Saturday, March 22 at the Morse Institute Library in Natick, Mass. See below for more dates. Learn all about the Beston Society's documentary film project and how Henry Beston came to write his Cape Cod nature classic and how it came to influence the establishment of the Cape Cod National Seashore. Don will also be the guest speaker for the Eastham Chamber of Commerce's Annual Meeting on May 6. Hope to see you at our events during 2014!

HENRY BESTON'S CAPE COD:
INSPIRATION FOR A NATIONAL SEASHORE:

Mutimedia Presentations: Upcoming Events

Saturday, March 22 at 2 p.m.
Morse Institute Library
14 East Central St., Natick, Mass.

Wednesday, April 2 at 6:30 p.m.
Cotuit Library
871 Main St., Cotuit, Mass.

Monday, April 14 at 6:30 p.m.
Raynham Historical Society
at the Raynham Council on Aging
2215 King Philip St., Raynham, Mass.

Tuesday, April 29 at 6:30 p.m.
Dover Town Library
56 Dedham St., Dover, Mass.

Wednesday, May 14 at 7 p.m.
Milford Public Library
80 Spruce St., Milford, Mass.

Thursday, May 29 at 2 p.m.
Dennis Memorial Library
1020 Old Bass River Road, Dennis, Mass.

Tuesday, June 24 at 1 p.m.
Cape Cod Museum of Natural History
869 Main St. (Rte. 6A), Brewster, Mass.

Monday, July 28 at 6:30 p.m.
Somerset Public Library
1464 County St., Somerset, Mass.

Friday, Sept. 12 at noon
Mansfield Council on Aging
255 Hope St., Mansfield, Mass.

Thursday, Sept. 18 at 6:30 p.m.
Hudson Public Library
3 Washington St., Hudson, Mass.

Friday, Nov. 21 at 10:30 a.m.
Eastham Council on Aging Center
1405 Nauset Road, North Eastham, Mass.
(Please RSVP at (508) 255-6164)

Check back for updates on additional programs!

"I want to thank Don Wilding of the Henry Beston Society for coming to Tahanto to share his presentation on 'Henry Beston's Cape Cod.' Our students were able to learn so much more about one of America's greatest writers and naturalists than they could have by just reading the book. I was particularly touched and motivated by the portions of the presentation that illuminated Beston's compassion towards his fellow man. If any of you get the chance to meet Don, or read his book, or see his presentation, I highly recommend you do."
--
Peter Doherty, English Department, Tahanto Regional High School, Boylston, Mass., October 2013

If your organization is interested in hosting a lecture/screening,
contact us at henrybestonsociety@yahoo.com or (508) 246-7242.


Documentary film now in production
-- click here to learn more!
Watch the video trailer below


In association with Chatham's Christopher Seufert and Mooncusser Films, the Henry Beston Society is producing a documentary film about the legacy of Henry Beston and his classic nature book, The Outermost House, and how the World War I ambulance driver turned naturalist’s book became an inspiration behind the creation of one of the crown jewels of New England National Parks – the Cape Cod National Seashore.

You can help with an online donation
to the Beston Society's documentary film project.

 

Thank you from all of us at the Henry Beston Society!

HENRY BESTON'S CAPE COD:
How 'The Outermost House' Inspired a National Seashore

New edition now available!

The paperback and Kindle editions of Don Wilding's book, Henry Beston's Cape Cod: How 'The Outermost House Inspired a National Seashore, are now available for purchase through Amazon.com. Copies signed by the author are avaiable through the Beston Society's Outermost Gift Shop.

ON CAPE COD -- AVAILABLE AT:

EASTHAM: Eastham Superette, Rte. 6 (next to the Windmill); The Gift Barn, Rte. 6, North Eastham.
ORLEANS: The Sparrow Store, 26 Main St. (across from the Hot Chocolate Sparrow); Booksmith/Musicsmith, Skaket Corners (next to Shaw's); Annie's Book Stop, 23 S. Orleans Rd. (Rte. 28).
WELLFLEET: Wellfleet Marketplace, 295 Main St.; Oceans of Books by the Sea (Bookstore/Restaurant), 50 Kendrick Ave. (across from Mayo Beach)
PROVINCETOWN: Provincetown Bookshop, 246 Commercial St., Provincetown;
TRURO: Atlantic Spice Company, Rtes. 6 & 6A, North Truro.
BREWSTER: The Brewster Book Store, 2648 Main St., Rte. 6A; Cape Cod Museum of Natural History, 869 Route 6A.
SANDWICH: Titcomb's Bookshop, 432 Rte. 6A, East Sandwich.
OSTERVILLE: Books by the Sea, 846 Main St.


Business office:
Main Street Mercantile Plaza
3 Main St., Unit 31
P.O. Box 407
North Eastham, MA 02651
Phone: (508) 246-7242
E-mail:
henrybestonsociety@yahoo.com

 


 

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CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD THE SUMMER 2013 EDITION OF THE GALLANT VAGABOND, the Beston Society's newsletter!

 


THANKS TO OUR SUPPORTERS!

 

 


Charitable
Foundation Trust

 

Glenn &
Sheila Mott

Attorney Karen Underhill


 

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BOARD OF DIRECTORS: Nita Wilding, Don Wilding,
Jon March, Bob Seay, Robby McQueeney,

Glenn Mott, Sheila Mott,
Tim Sweeney.

 

 

 

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Beston Society co-founder Don Wilding tells the story of how The Outermost House inspired the creation of the Cape Cod National Seashore.

 

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