Harwich Conservation Trust Guided Walk: Henry Beston and The Outermost House

Don Wilding

HARWICH- Local historian and writer Don Wilding, in partnership with the Harwich Conservation Trust will host a guided walk entitled “The Earth and Outer Sea” this June.

During this event, Wilding will delve into the work of acclaimed author Henry Beston’s, “The Outermost House.”

Published 90 years ago, Beston’s book 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 will tell the story of how, and why Beston, an ambulance driver in World War I, came to the Cape, and look into what he experienced during his “year on the beach.”

Wilding will also explore how “The Outermost House” became a National Literary Landmark before it was swept away by the sea in the Blizzard of ’78.

The walk will take place on June 16th with a rain date of June 17th. The cost is $15 per person, and space is limited, so advanced registration is required. You can visit harwichconservationtrust.org for more information.

By JOHN BONDAREK, CapeCod.Com News Center

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