Join Geologist and New England’s foremost expert on stone walls, Robert Thorson, in a conversation on the fascinating history of Concord’s signature, but often forgotten, landform – stone walls. Thorson uncovers why New England is uniquely situated to be the quintessential landscape for stone walls and the work that communities, like Concord, are doing to preserve them.
Robert M. Thorson is a Professor of Geology at the University of Connecticut, the author of seven books including The Guide to Walden Pond, Walden’s Shore: Henry David Thoreau and Nineteenth-Century Science, Exploring Stone Walls, and Stone by Stone: The Fascinating History in New England’s Stone Walls, and the coordinator of the Stone Wall Initiative, New England’s premiere resource for historic stone walls.
Please note that this forum is virtual. Participants will be emailed a link to watch the program live on Wednesday, November 4.
This is a free event. Donations are encouraged to support the Concord Museum’s Education initiatives.
This program is supported in part by the Sally Lanagan Fund.