Next Friday, Oct. 5, will mark the 90th anniversary of the publishing of Henry Beston's "The Outermost House". The book, which has never been out of print, is a classic among environmental literature, and a major influence on the works of Rachel Carson and the establishment of the Cape Cod National Seashore.
What better way to celebrate this milestone than by checking out the Henry Beston Society's collection of Outermost House artifacts, on exhibit at the Eldredge Public Library, 564 Main St., in Chatham through October. Included in the display are Beston's kerosene lamp, his walking stick, a window, bird feeder, and other pieces from the house, and a few electronic pieces that the Outermost Householder recovered from the site of the Marconi Station in Wellfleet.
The library is open Monday, Wednesday, Friday, and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. On Tuesday and Thursday, hours are 1 to 9 p.m.