Henry Beston Society receives grant
from Cape Cod 5 Charitable Foundation
NORTH EASTHAM - The Henry Beston Society is pleased to announce that it has received a grant of $1,750 from the Cape Cod Five Cents Savings Bank Charitable Foundation Trust, 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.
"As a resident of Cape Cod and Chairman of the Foundation, I'm privileged to recognize the significant contribution that your organization makes to the lives of Cape and Islands residents," Cape Cod 5 Foundation Chairman Dorothy Savarese wrote in a letter to the Beston Society.
The Foundation's gift will enable the nonprofit Beston Society to continue the work on its documentary film project and supply pre-production footage for sample video presentations, which the Beston Society will show at its lecture at the Cape Cod National Seashore's Salt Pond Visitors Center in Eastham on July 26 at 7 p.m. The Beston Society will also show footage at a July 17 lecture at Eastham's Chapel in the Pines at 7 p.m., as well as at future events.
The Beston Society is working in collaboration with filmmaker Christopher Seufert and Mooncusser Films of Chatham on the project.
"The Cape Cod Five's Charitable Foundation's generous gift enables us to cover a short-term project while also benefiting a long-term goal," said Beston Society Executive Director Don Wilding. "The public will have an opportunity to view our extensive archival material, paired with Mr. Seufert's high-quality visual capabilities, during the early production stages of the film. The final production of the film will be an important educational tool for our organization, with the potential to reach a much larger audience than our present lectures do."
The Beston Society will make the pre-production video and the final film project available for purchase through traditional (DVD) and digital (such as iTunes) methods. Both will be made available to Cape Cod schools upon completion of production.
ABOUT THE HENRY BESTON SOCIETY:
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.
ABOUT THE CAPE COD FIVE CENTS SAVINGS BANK CHARITABLE FOUNDATION:
The Cape Cod Five Cents Savings Bank Charitable Foundation Trust was founded in 1998, and is committed to serving the needs of the Cape Cod community. The private Foundation is funded by its namesake bank. Foundation Trustees are members of the Cape Cod Five Family of Trustees, Corporators and Employees.
The Foundation considers grant requests for Cape cod non-profits for the purpose of supporting specific programs, projects and services they so capably deliver to and for peninsula residents.
For more information, visit www.capecodfive.com.
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P.O. Box 407, North Eastham, MA 02651. Phone: (508) 246-7242.
BOARD OF DIRECTORS: Nita Wilding, Don Wilding, Jon March,
Robby McQueeney, Bob Seay, Tim Sweeney, Glenn Mott, Sheila Mott.
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