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Robert M. Thorson, head of UConn’s Department of Geoscience, will present a virtual lecture “New England’s Stone Walls: Stories and Conservation Priorities” hosted by the Weston Historical Society on Wednesday, August 12, 2020 at 6:30 pm via Zoom. The event is free, but registration is required. Register at www.westonhistoricalsociety.org. Once registered, the Zoom link will be emailed 24 hours before the event. Help the Weston Historical Society, a non-profit organization, continue its community programming with a suggested donation of $5.00. Donate at www.westonhistoricalsociety.org
New England stone walls are the signature landform of rural New England. The vast majority are artifacts of a vanished agricultural civilization that are freighted with stories that can be interpreted. During his presentation, Professor Thorson will provide an overview of the subject with an emphasis on their symbolism, and will end with suggestions for conservation. Following the 30 minute presentation, there will be plenty of time for Q&A.
Robert M. Thorson is a STEM physical scientist and head of UConn’s Department of Geoscience. He is an expert on New England environmental history via stone walls and Henry David Thoreau. He has written seven books since 1998, including “Stone by Stone: The Magnificent History of New England’s Stone Walls” and “Exploring Stone Walls: A Field Guide to New England’s Stone Walls”. Dr. Thorson has taken part in thousands of presentations, trips, consulting jobs and trainings over the years. He is also a retired journalist, writing for 15 years for the Hartford Courant. Dr. Thorson is an elected fellow of the Geological Society of America and an elected member of the American Antiquarian Association.
If you have questions, please contact the Weston Historical Society at email@example.com or call 203-226-1804.
The Weston Historical Society would like to thank its annual sponsors: Fairfield County Bank and KMS Partners at Compass. The Weston Historical Society is 501(c)3 non-profit organization. For more information please contact the Weston Historical Society at firstname.lastname@example.org, 203-226-1804 or visit www.westonhistoricalsociety.org.
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This event is free of charge.
Registration is required: https://www.westonhistoricalsociety.org/item-page.php?id=134&itempageid=1&status=1&pageid=315
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