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Henry Beston Society receives grant
from Arts Foundation of Cape Cod

NORTH EASTHAM - The Henry Beston Society is pleased to announce that it has received a grant of $750 from the Arts Foundation of Cape Cod, to be used toward the production of its documentary film project about how Henry Beston's The Outermost House was an inspiration for the Cape Cod National Seashore.

The grant was presented to Beston Society Executive Director Don Wilding at the Arts Foundation's Spring Grants Reception, which was held at the site of the new Chatham Orpheum Theater in Chatham on April 25. Constance Kremer of the AFCC Grants Review Committee and AFCC Executive Director Kevin Howard made the presentation.

The Beston Society was among the group of Smaller Budget Arts Organization recipients, along with the Harwich Historical Society, the Meeting House Chamber Music Festival, We are the Men MVC , the Wellfleet Preservation Hall, ArtsFalmouth, the Woods Hole Film Festival and the Cape Cod Chamber Music Festival. A total of $20,000 was awarded to 28 artists and organizations from across Cape Cod.

The Arts Foundation of Cape Cod, the region's designated arts agency, ensures the vibrancy of our cultural community by supporting, promoting, celebrating and strengthening the arts throughout the year.


Founded in 2002, the Henry Beston Society's mission to honor Henry Beston by stimulating interest in and promoting education about his life, works and philosophy -- with emphasis on his time spent on Cape Cod in Massachusetts -- and his place in his world and ours, by coordinating research on his life and writings, by acting as an archive for material relevant to Henry Beston and by advocating for the preservation of the memory and historical importance of The Outermost House.

The Beston Society has partnered with several other Cape Cod organizations for lectures, performances and exhibits, published literature, and has long-range plans to open a museum, complete with a replica of Beston's "Fo'castle."

Visit the Beston Society website at www.henrybeston.org, or call (508) 246-7242.

Click on the PayPal icon below to donate to the documentary film project!

P.O. Box 407, North Eastham, MA 02651. Phone: (508) 246-7242.
E-mail: henrybestonsociety@yahoo.com

BOARD OF DIRECTORS: Nita Wilding, Don Wilding, Jon March,
Robby McQueeney, Bob Seay, Tim Sweeney, Glenn Mott, Sheila Mott.


The Henry Beston Society, Inc., unless noted.


Beston Society co-founder Don Wilding tells the story of how the author of The Outermost House became the spiritual father of the Cape Cod National Seashore.



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