Stonewall restoration at Arrowhead
When Herman Melville and his family moved to Arrowhead in 1850, it was already an old farm. The stonewall along Holmes Road was probably already there. After a couple hundred years, it’s time to restore this iconic New England wall.
We were amazingly lucky to have Master Craftsman Neil Rippingale lead a two-day workshop on May 20-21 for Greenagers and others, rebuilding 75 feet of wall. Thanks to Housatonic Heritage and Weir Farm, a National Park Service historic site in Wilton, CT for organizing the workshop.
Later in the summer, a work crew from the Greenagers will return to continue the work. For more information, see www.greenagers.org, www.housatonicheritage.org