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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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
naturalists 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
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.
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 Bookshop, 246 Commercial St., Provincetown;
Atlantic Spice Company, Rtes. 6 & 6A, North Truro.
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.
Books by the Sea, 846 Main St.