May 15th Outermost House National Seashore History Walk

May 15th Outermost House National Seashore History Walk


Don Wilding leads a group on a walk in the National Seashore by Nauset Marsh. Photo by Vince DeWitt Date: May 15, 2021
Inclement Weather Date: May 16, 2021
Time: 1:00 - 3:00 p.m.
Meeting Place: Eastham, National Seashore (directions included with your reservation confirmation email)
Leader: Don Wilding
Price: 20
Attendee Limit: 25

Sponsored by Harwich Conservation Trust & Eastham Conservation Foundation, join local historian and writer Don Wilding for this journey to “the earth and outer sea” of Henry Beston, author of the Cape Cod literary classic, “The Outermost House.” Beston’s book, published 90 years ago, captured the essence of Cape Cod’s “Great Beach” and served as an inspiration for the establishment of the Cape Cod National Seashore. On this walk overlooking Nauset Marsh and the Great Beach, Wilding tells the story of how and why Beston, an ambulance driver in World War I, came here, what he experienced during his “year on the beach,” and how “The Outermost House” became a National Literary Landmark before it was swept away by the sea in the “Blizzard of ’78.”


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