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Hear about the wilds of Cape Cod

Posted on January 28, 2014

Don Wilding, co-founder of the Henry Beston Society, will give a free lecture on Henry Beston's Cape Cod:  Inspiration for a National Seashore on Tuesday, March 11, at 1:30 p.m. in Hindle Auditorium.  The lecture, presented by the Norton Institute for Continuing Education, will focus on how Beston came to write his classic book, "The Outermost House."  Wilding will tell Beston's story, of how the Quincy native became the author of fairy tales and, ultimately, found peace on Cape Cod's farthest beaches.  In doing so, he found himself as a writer -- and his book became an appeal for establishing the Cape Cod National Seashore.  It was quoted in the earliest National Park Service field reports about the Cape, ,and the Park Service used the book as evidence of the need to preserve the seashore's beauty and ecology, sealing its reputation as a national treasure.  Wilding's book about Beston will be available for purchase after his talk.

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