ExpiredSermons in Stone: The Stone Walls of New England and New York. Guest Presentation May 4th

  • May 4, 2019
    7:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Susan Allport, author of Sermons in Stone, will be giving a presentation based on her writings and research into the history of dry stone walls in New England and New York.  The illustrated talk will be filled with great images of historic walls, and facts about the walls, who built them, and why.  Sermons in Stone was first published in 1994 and is recognized as perhaps the best book about the history of stonewalls in New England.  Signed books available after the presentation.

The presentation will begin at 7:30pm Saturday May 4th at Scott Farm, home of The Stone Trust.  Follow the signs for parking and the event.

The presentation is free and open to the public.  Light refreshments will be served.  We suggest a $10 donation to help cover costs of the event and support The Stone Trust.

Preceding the presentation, join us from 6:30pm – 7:15 for a dry stone wall tour.  DSWA-GB Master Craftsmen Brian Post and Jared Flynn will guide you through a the walls built at The Stone Trust.  Learn about the many different features, walling styles, and types of stone in the short walk through the Training Center and Masters Features Park.

Other Events The Same Weekend:

1.20 Two Day Introductory dry stone wall workshop (Sat & Sun 5/4 & 5/5)

2.90/3.90/4.90 DSWA-GB Dry Stone Wall Certification Tests (Fri 5/3)

3.70 Walling day – Retaining wall feature (Sat & Sun 5/4 & 5/5)


Venue Phone: (802) 952-8600

Venue Website:

707 Kipling Rd, Dummerston, Vermont, 05301, United States


Located on Scott Farm, The Stone Trust Center is home to North America’s only indoor dry stone walling training and certification facility.  Outside is the Master Feature Park with all the features that can be used in the Advanced and Master Craftsman tests.  There is also a mini walling park where visitors can practice stacking small stones at table height.

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The Landmark Trust USA has 3 restored historic homes available as places to stay. The Sugarhouse sleeps 2, the Kipling Carriage House sleeps 4, and the Dutton Farm House sleeps 8 people. All of these places to stay are with in a mile and a half of the The Stone Trust Center.  If coming with a group please check for availability.