Outermost House at the Schoolhouse
This exhibit, presented by the Eastham Historical Society and the Henry Beston Society, may be the most thorough collection of artifacts from Henry Beston's Outermost House ever. The exhibit, running in June on Saturdays and then from June 30 until September, will be open during regular museum hours: 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturdays in June; In July & August, hours are Tuesday 1-4 p.m., Wednesday through Friday 10 a.m. – 4 p.m., and Saturday 11a.m. – 4 p.m. Don Wilding of the Beston Society will also present his "Henry Beston's Cape Cod" lecture / movie screening program every Thursday night at 6:30 p.m. from July 2 to Sept. 3 (no program on Thursday, July 30; the program will be held on Wednesday, July 29 that week). Learn how Beston served as an ambulance driver for the American Field Service in World War I, finally retreating to Cape Cod in 1925, where he tapped into the healing power of nature and wrote the classic "The Outermost House." The book was cited as a reason that the Outer Beach of Cape Cod should be preserved as part of the Cape Cod National Seashore, which was signed into law by President John F. Kennedy in 1961.