Discovering NE stone walls, May 15

Author Kevin Gardner will deliver an informal talk about New England’s stone walls at the Peterborough Town Library on May 15, at 7 p.m.

Gardner, author of “The Granite Kiss,” will discuss how and why this region came to acquire its thousands of miles of walls, the way they were built, how different styles emerged and changed over time and their significance to the New England landscape.

Other topics will include differences in approach between historical and contemporary wall-builders, and tips on preservation and repair. During the discussion, Gardner will build a miniature tabletop stone wall.

Gardner, a lifelong resident of Hopkinton, has been a stone wall builder in a family business widely known for traditional stonework, and particularly known for historic restoration of antique structures. He has also been a writer and producer of N.H. Public Radio and, since 1999, has been a teacher at St. Paul’s School, as well as a guest director in Plymouth State University’s theater arts program.

Copies of “The Granite Kiss” will be available for purchase.

The talk will take place in the downstairs meeting hall. For more information, call 924-8040.

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