Thirty-Eight: The Hurricane that Transformed New England
The Arnold Arboretum welcomes author, journalist, and natural historian, Stephen Long for a special talk on the forests and the people of Massachusetts, New Hampshire, and Vermont who were faced with acre after acre of blown down trees after the devastating 1938 hurricane.
The 1938 hurricane was so devastating partly because nobody had any inkling that it was bearing down on them. Stephen Long will show why that happened and place this storm within a historical context of New England hurricanes before and since. Until now, the hurricane’s damage to the region’s forests and the people who relied on them has gone largely unexamined. Throughout this talk, eyewitness accounts and archival photos will illuminate this most destructive weather event to ever hit New England. Long's book will be available for purchase and signing.
Fee: $5 member, $10 nonmember. Register at my.arboretum.harvard.edu or call 617-384-5277.