The Outermost House Guided History Walk
Time: 10 a.m. - noon
Meeting Place: Directions emailed with registration confirmation.
Leader: Don Wilding
Attendee Limit: 20
Sponsored by Harwich Conservation Trust & Eastham Conservation Foundation, join a walk exploring “the earth and outer sea” of Henry Beston’s “The Outermost House.” Beston’s book, a Cape Cod literary classic published 95 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.
Local historian Don Wilding, author of “Henry Beston’s Cape Cod: How ‘The Outermost House’ Inspired a National Seashore” and three other Cape history books, 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.”
Photos courtesy of Vince Dewitt.
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