History Walk: Henry Beston & the Outermost House

Don Wilding leads a group on a walk in the National Seashore by Nauset Marsh. Photo by Vince DeWitt

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 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. Local historian and author Don 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.”

Location: National Seashore, Eastham
(Directions emailed with registration confirmation.)

Cost: $15 per person
Time: 10:00 a.m. – noon

Saturday, July 20, 2019
Rain date: Sunday, July 21st

Space is limited, so advance registration is required.                                              

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