Andover Historical Society Hosts Speaker Kevin Gardner

Discovering New England Stone Walls

Press Release

Why are we so fascinated with stone walls? Kevin Gardner explains how and why New England came to acquire its thousands of miles of stone walls, how they were built, and how their styles emerged and changed over time and their significance to our famous landscape. Along the way, Kevin will build a miniature wall on a tabletop, using tiny stones from a five gallon bucket.

Join us at the East Andover Grange Hall, on Thursday, June 15, at 7 PM. The event is free and sponsored by the Andover Historical Society with a grant from The New Hampshire Humanities.

Kevin Gardner is a writer, teacher, tradesman, and a lifelong resident of Hopkinton. He has been a stone wall builder for 40 years, and is the author of “The Granite Kiss: Traditions and Techniques of Building New England Stone Walls,” as well as poetry, songs, and essays.