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The Granite Kiss: Discovering New England Stone Walls

Rye Congregational Church
580 Washington Rd.
Rye, NH 03870
United States603-964-4061

Author of “The Granite Kiss: Traditions and Techniques of Building New England Stone Walls,” Kevin Gardner will share the history, technique, stylistic development, and aesthetics of our New England stone walls at the January presentation of the Rye Driftwood Garden Club. The program starts at 10 am, Tuesday, January 15, 2019 at the Rye Congregational Church, 580 Washington Road, Rye NH.

Gardner will discuss how New England came to acquire its thousands of miles of stone walls. During his presentation, he will build a table top mini-stone wall as he explains how styles and techniques have changed over time. Other topics he may cover include how to acquire materials for building and wall preservation.

For more than thirty years, Gardner has been a stone wall builder in a family business widely known for traditional New England stonework, particularly for historic restoration of antique structures. In 2001, he published “The Granite Kiss.” Since 1985, he has been a performance critic, feature writer, and producer for NH Public Radio. His pieces on arts, history and culture have been aired on National Public Radio and the Christian Science Monitor broadcast network, and he is a two-time winner of the NH Association of Broadcaster’s Golden Mic Award for feature writing.

This is a joint meeting with the Exeter Garden Club. The public is invited to attend this presentation. Non-club members are welcome for a suggested donation of $5. Before Gardner’s presentation, the Club has an enjoyable coffee half hour at 9:30 which is a great opportunity to get to know the RDGC members. For more information, visit the RDGC website at: www.ryenhgardenclub.org.

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