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History of the town of Antrim, New Hampshire By W.R. Cochrane

N.H. Historical Society



Town of Antrim

Festival of Trees

Antrim Historical Society    P.O. Box 172   Antrim, New Hampshire   03440


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On Sunday, May 17th at 3:00 p.m. at the Antrim Presbyterian Church

Kevin Gardner will present his program “Discovering New England Stone Walls.”

Mr. Gardner will appear with the generous support of the New Hampshire

Humanities Council to which the Antrim Historical Society is most grateful.  

Here is what the NHHC “Humanities on the Go” pamphlet says about his lecture:

Why are we so fascinated with stone walls? Kevin Gardner explains how and why New England came to acquire its thousands of miles of stone walls, the ways in which they and other dry stone structures were built, how their styles emerged and changed over time and their significance to our famous landscape. Along the way, Kevin will build a miniature wall or walls on a tabletop, using tiny stones from a five-gallon bucket.

Kevin Gardner is a writer, teacher, tradesman, and a lifelong resident of Hopkinton. He has been a stone wall builder for forty years, and is the author of The Granite Kiss: Traditions and Techniques of Building New England Stone Walls as well as poetry, songs, and essays. For 25 years, Kevin was an award-winning performance critic, feature writer, and producer for NHPR. He’s also a longtime professional actor, director and teacher of theatre. He is a regular Guest Director at Plymouth State University, and has been a performance evaluator for the NH State Council on the Arts. He has taught at the New Hampton School, the NH Institute of Art, and at St. Paul’s School’s Advanced Studies Program.