Bedford Public Library

Bedford, New Hampshire

Bedford Historical Society: Discovering New England Stone Walls

Why are we so fascinated with stone walls? Kevin Gardner, author of The Granite Kiss, explains how and why New England came to acquire its thousands of miles of stone walls, the ways in which they and other dry stone structures were built, how their styles emerged and changed over time and their significance to the famous New England landscape. Along the way, Kevin occupies himself building a miniature wall or walls on a tabletop, using tiny stones from a five-gallon bucket.

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This project was made possible with support from New Hampshire Humanities,  in partnership with the National Endowment for the Humanities. Learn more at

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