Sermons in Stone is the enthralling story of the stone walls that are everywhere in New England. It is a story that.begins in the Ice Age and that
Sermons in Stone is the enthralling story of the stone walls that are everywhere in New England. It is a story that.begins in the Ice Age and that has been shaped by the fencing dilemmas of the nineteenth century, by conflicts between Native Americans and colonists over land use and by American waves of immigration and suburbanization. In this surprising and illuminating talk Susan Allport will illustrate how these walls are much more than monuments to the skill of Yankee farmers.
Susan Allport is a science writer turned baker whose books have focused on the world around her. Her book, Sermons in Stone: The Stone Walls of New England and New York has been praised as a “well-written, fascinating contribution to the region’s social and economic history”
Barn Talks take place on Saturday mornings from 10-11:30 am in the barn at Hollister House Garden. Reservations are suggested and can be made online at www.hollisterhousegarden.
Hollister House Garden is open to visitors April 26th through October 12th. Wednesday and Friday hours are 1-4PM and Saturdays 10-4PM. Private group visits are welcome weekdays by appointment only. Directions to the garden’s 300 Nettleton Hollow Road location are also available on the website. Contact: Pamela Moffett, 860-868-2200 [email protected]
(Saturday) 10:30 am - 11:30 am
Hollister House Garden
300 Nettleton Hollow Road, Washington CT, 06793
Hollister House GardenPamela Moffett 300 Nettleton Hollow Road