Historical Society, Garden Club Holding Program on New England Stone Walls

February 21, 2023
New England’s foremost stone wall expert, geologist Robert Thorson will lead a program on the fascinating history of New England’s stone walls on Sunday, Feb. 26. Peter Morenus/UConn Photo

-Submitted by the Bedford Historical Society

On Sunday afternoon, Feb. 26, join New England’s foremost stone wall expert, geologist Robert Thorson, in a conversation on the fascinating history of New England’s stone walls.  

This event will begin at 2 p.m. in the Great Room (3rd floor) of Old Town Hall, 16 South Rd., presented by the Bedford Historical Society.  

This program is free and open to the public.

Refreshments will be provided by the Bedford Garden Club, which is co-hosting this interesting program.

Join stone wall expert and geologist Robert Thorson in a conversation on the fascinating history of New England’s stone walls at 2 p.m. on Sunday, Feb. 26 in the Old Town Hall. Courtesy photo  

Finger foods will be available in small plastic bags for quick, easy, and secure handling of food. Coffee and water also will be served. After a short social period and announcements by Society and Garden Club Presidents, Prof. Thorson’s talk will begin.  

Professor Thorson is the University of Connecticut’s interim Head of Geosciences. He has authored seven books, including Exploring Stone Walls and Stone by Stone. He also serves as the Coordinator of the Stone Wall Initiative, New England’s premier resource for historic stone walls.  

Prof. Thorson’s talk will connect geological history to the early American experience and offer a captivating image of the land the Pilgrims settled, allowing us to see and understand it with new appreciation. His presentation on Feb. 26 will broadcast into the Old Town Hall Great Room via Zoom so that attendees may interact with him there. Unfortunately, remote participation by individuals from their homes will not be available, as was originally advertised.   

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