Henry Beston's Cape Cod with Don Wilding

Wednesday, June 142:30—3:30 PMAuditorium Brewster Ladies' Library1822 Main Street, Brewster, MA, 02631

Henry Beston’s book, The Outermost House, is considered to be one of the greatest nature books ever written. Learn how Beston’s trail to Cape Cod began at the Battle of Verdun in World War I, how he tapped into the healing power of nature on Cape Cod’s Outer Beach, how The Outermost House inspired legislators in Washington to establish the Cape Cod National Seashore, and the influence that Beston and The Outermost House had on Rachel Carson, other nature writers, and the American environmental movement.

Since the start of the millennium, Don Wilding has been telling stories of Cape Cod Outer Beach history through lectures, video, and the written word. He is the author of three books on Cape Cod history: Henry Beston’s Cape Cod: How ‘The Outermost House’ Inspired a National Seashore, A Brief History of Eastham: On the Outer Beach of Cape Cod, and Shipwrecks of Cape Cod: Stories of Triumph & Tragedy. His fourth book, Cape Cod and the Portland Gale of 1898, is scheduled to be published in Spring 2023. Don has worked as a Cape tour guide and is a regular speaker on Cape Cod lore in Massachusetts and across New England. He was an award-winning newspaper editor, writer, and designer in Massachusetts for 36 years, including a recent stint as a contributing history columnist and photographer for Cape newspapers. 

Registration for this event opens Wednesday, April 26 9:00 AM.