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About Don Wilding

Don Wilding presents his program, Henry Beston's Cape Cod: Inspiration for a National Seashore, to the Nauset Fellowship (U.U.) at Chapel in the Pines in Eastham on Cape Cod in June, 2012.

Outermost House Expert Don Wilding is a co-founder and executive director of the non-profit organization, the Henry Beston Society, and has been the lecturer for dozens of Henry Beston Society programs since 2002.

Don is the author of the book, Henry Beston’s Cape Cod, and is the producer for the upcoming feature-length documentary film, Henry Beston’s Cape Cod: Inspiration for a National Seashore, which is slated for a 2016 release.

Don, left, on the set in Wellfleet with actor Chris Kolb for the documentary film, Henry Beston's Cape Cod: Inspiration for a National Seashore.

Among the hosts for Don's lectures have been the Cape Cod National Seashore, the Thoreau Society, the Cape Cod Museum of Natural History, the Massachusetts Audubon Society, the Cape Cod Museum of Art, and the Cape Cod Writers' Center. His programs have been presented to students from Penn State University, Emerson College, and Cape Cod Community College, as well as Chatham High School on Cape Cod and Tahanto Regional High School of Boylston, Mass.

Don wrote and designed the publication, On its Solitary Dune, about Henry Beston and The Outermost House for Eastham’s 350th Anniversary celebration in 2001, and led the Henry Beston Society's efforts in their collaboration with the Cape Cod Museum of Natural History in Brewster on the exhibit, A Sense of Place, in 2008.

To arrange for Don to present his lecture for your group, contact the Henry Beston Society at (5080 246-7242 or send e-mail to henrybestonsociety@yahoo.com.

Read about Don and the Beston Society's film project in this article from the Nov. 8, 2012 edition of the Cape Codder newspaper of Orleans, Mass.

At left, Don attends to the Beston Society
booth at Eastham's Windmill Weekend in
2012. Above, Don speaks at Sturgis Library
in Barnstable, November, 2012.


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.


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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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