BMAC presents tour of local stone walls

DUMMERSTON — Dan Snow of the Stone Trust will lead a tour of notable stone walls and other dry stone structures in Dummerston and Brattleboro on Sunday, June 5, at 3 p.m. as part of the Brattleboro Museum & Art Center (BMAC) series “Hidden in the Hills.”

The tour will begin and end at the Stone Trust, at Scott Farm (707 Kipling Rd.), where participants will begin with a short walking tour, followed by a guided tour via van of nearby stone structures.

The group will disembark at each location to hear from Snow about each structure and how it was built.

Snow is an art maker specializing in dry stone constructions. He has been building with stone since 1972, when he helped restore a 13th-century castle in Italy.

In 1986, he was an apprentice diker in Scotland. Snow achieved the status of master craftsman in 2000 from the Dry Stone Walling Association, an organization dedicated to the craft and its heritage.

Stone, the author of two books - In the Company of Stone and Listening to Stone - has created stone works and led workshops in 13 states and eight countries.

The rain date for the event is Sunday, June 12.

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