Sermons in Stone: The Stone Walls of New England and New York

september, 2019

28sep10:30 am11:30 amFeaturedSermons in Stone: The Stone Walls of New England and New York10:30 am - 11:30 am Hollister House Garden, 300 Nettleton Hollow Road, Washington CT, 06793

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Event Details

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.org/lectures. HHG members $25, Non-members $35/$40 at the door. Hollister House Garden is a non-profit corporation and one of only 16 exceptional gardens designated a Preservation Project by the Garden Conservancy, whose mission is to identify and preserve important private gardens across America for the education and enjoyment of the public. In 2010 Hollister House achieved its prestigious listing on the National Register of Historic Places. The property has also been named a Town Landmark Site by the Town of Washington.

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]hollisterhousegarden.org

Time

(Saturday) 10:30 am - 11:30 am

Location

Hollister House Garden

300 Nettleton Hollow Road, Washington CT, 06793

Organizer

Hollister House GardenPamela Moffett 300 Nettleton Hollow Road

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