Building New England Stone Walls

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Plaistow Public Library

85 Main Street

Plaistow, NH 03865

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New England has thousands of miles of stone walls! Join us as Kevin Gardner, author of The Granite Kiss, explains how and why 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. All the while he speaks, he'll demonstrate dry-stonewall building in miniature.

Kevin Gardner is a writer, teacher, tradesman, and a lifelong resident of Hopkinton, NH. He has been a stone wall builder for forty years, and is the author of The Granite Kiss: Traditions and Techniques of Building New England Stone Walls, as well as poetry, songs, and essays. For 25 years, Kevin was an award-winning performance critic, feature writer, and producer for NH Public Radio. He's also a longtime professional actor, director and teacher of theatre. He is a regular Guest Director at Plymouth State University, and has been a performance evaluator for the New Hampshire State Council on the Arts. He has taught at the New Hampton School, the NH Institute of Art, and at St. Paul's School's summer Advanced Studies Program.

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This event is free and open the public.

Sponsored by the Plaistow Historical Society and the NH Humanities Council.

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Plaistow, NH 03865

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