Discovering New England Stone Walls

with Kevin Gardner
Event Date: 
Wednesday, March 22, 2017 - 6:30pm to 8:00pm
The Friends of the Hopedale Library are pleased to present Discovering New England Stone Walls with Kevin Gardner on Wednesday, March 22nd. The program will run from 6:30-8 pm in the downstairs program room. Mr. Gardner is the author of The Granite Kiss: Traditions and Techniques of Building New England Stone Walls. His informal talk will touch on history, technique, stylistic development, and aesthetics.  He will explain how and why New England came to acquire its thousands of miles of stone walls, the ways in which they and other dry stone structures were built, how their styles emerged and changed over time and their significance to the famous New England landscape.  Other topics may include: differences in approach between historical and contemporary wall-builders, a discussion of restoration tips and techniques, and information about design, acquisition of materials, preservation, and analysis. Techniques will be demonstrated using tiny stones from a five-gallon bucket.  The presentation will conclude with a question and answer session. Listeners are encouraged to bring up specific problems or projects on their own properties. Copies of The Granite Kiss will be available for sale.

There is no charge for this event. To reserve your spot please stop by the Bancroft Memorial Library upstairs registration desk or call 508-634-2209.