ROUGH CUT SCREENINGS / LECTURES

EASTHAM HISTORICAL SOCIETY / 1869 SCHOOLHOUSE MUSEUM

(As part of the Outermost House artifacts exhibit)
Every Thursday from July 2 to Sept. 3, 2015 at 6:30 p.m. (no program on July 30; moved to Wednesday, July 29 at 6:30 p.m.)

Nauset Road (across from Cape Cod National Seashore Salt Pond Visitors Center, near Route 6
Eastham, MA 02642

HYANNIS PUBLIC LIBRARY
Wednesday, July 8 
at 6 p.m.

401 Main St.
Hyannis, MA 02601

SEASHORE POINT
Thursday, July 30 at 4 p.m.

100 Alden St.

Provincetown, MA 02657

THORNTON BURGESS SOCIETY / GREEN BRIAR NATURE CENTER
Monday, Aug. 10 at 7 p.m.

6 Discovery Hill Road
East Sandwich, MA 02537

WINCHESTER PUBLIC LIBRARY
Thursday, April 14, 2016  at 7 p.m.

Winchester Public Library

80 Washington St.
Winchester, MA 01890

PREVIOUS ROUGH CUT SCREENINGS

Newburyport Film Festival, Chatham Orpheum Theater, Cape Cod National Seashore, Cape Cod Museum of Natural History, Thoreau Society, Eastham Historical Society, Eastham Chamber of Commerce, Nauset Continuing Education, Norton Institute for Continuing Education, Brookline Adult Education, and numerous libraries and nonprofit organizations across Eastern Massachusetts. 

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PRESS

"(Don Wilding) found (a like-minded soul) in author Nan Turner Waldron, the author of the book, Journey to Outermost House. Waldron stayed at the Outermost House every year between 1961 and 1977, and just before she died, she gave her huge slide collection and research notes to Wilding. It was a legacy he took seriously.”  - Laurie Higgins, The Cape Codder

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"It's a compliment to say that we readers wish there's more to be said about Henry Beston and that we hope Don Wilding will say it.”  - Brad Lynch, The Barnstable Patriot

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"The preview of the Beston documentary that you are working on really sparked the students' interest. How wonderful to see the students so excited about Beston and what he represents to Cape Cod and naturalists and environmentalists everywhere.”  - Elaine Aschettino, English teacher, Chatham High School, Chatham, Mass.

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Additional support provided by:

Glenn & Sheila Mott / Attorney Karen Underhill / Paul Koulouris

"I want to thank Don Wilding for coming to Tahanto to share his presentation on Henry Beston's Cape Cod. Our students were able to learn so much more about one of America's greatest writers and naturalists than they could have by just reading the book. I was particularly touched and motivated by the portions of the presentation that illuminated Beston's compassion towards his fellow man. If any of you get the chance to meet Don, or read his book, or see his presentation, I highly recommend you do.”  - Peter Doherty, English Department Chair, Tahanto Regional High School, Boylston, Mass.

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I left marveling at how much Beston's book has both shaped and expressed my experience of the Cape these more-than-forty summers I've been coming here. After your contextualization, the images and quotations in the pre-production video became a meditation on this awesome natural place and our place in it. I left feeling like I'd been to church--something I sometimes miss as a preacher myself!”  - Jack Lohr, attended screening at Cape Cod National Seashore, 2011

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"Thank you to Don Wilding for your entertaining, informative and historical presentation.” 
-- Eastham Chamber of Commerce​

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"Thank you so much for taking the time to share your deep knowledge of The Outermost House with our (coastal ecology) class. Our walk with you added another layer of understanding to the students' reading of Beston, and underscored the dynamic nature of life on the Great Beach. I can't wait for the film!”  - Brett Amy Thelen, Franklin Pierce University, Rindge, N.H.

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The Road to The Outermost House, Provincetown Magazine, July 4, 2013

 

Film about Cape naturalist makes fundraising pitch, The Barnstable Patriot, Nov. 7, 2014

 

Watching Over a Legacy: Telling the Story of Henry Beston and The Outermost House, The Barnstable Patriot, July 11, 2014

 

The Outermost House Still Inspires, The Cape Codder, Oct. 18, 2013

 

Tahanto students become naturalists for a weekend, The Banner (Boylston, Mass.), Nov. 1, 2013

 

Newburyport Film Festival: Henry Beston's Cape Cod featured in rough cut screening during Work in Progress Workshop, Sept. 20, 2014