Walpole Historical Society Speaker Series – 4/7/17

The History of Geological Change in New England with David Howell


            On Friday, April 7, 2017, research geologist David Howell will relate how the New England we know today has been on a continuous journey for 350 million years.  Dr. Howell is a Fellow in the American Association for the Advancement of Science and the U.S. Geological Society of America and was a consulting professor at Stanford University.

            “The region around todays Walpole is essentially a 350 million year old ‘ledge,’” explains Dr. Howell, “In the Walpole region, we have opened and closed ocean basins, witnessed volcanic eruptions, experienced giant earthquakes and the Earth cracking beneath our feet, been over ridden by the bull dozing of continental crust, and more than once been buried beneath a mile of ice.”  This Speaker Series presentation will provide an opportunity to understand both our regions geological development and the resulting geology in which we have lived in Walpole in recent centuries. Dr. Howell welcomes questions.

            The Walpole Historical Society Speaker Series is free, and the public is invited to attend. The event begins at 7:00 PM on Friday, April 7, 2017, at the Walpole Town Hall, 34 Elm Street, Walpole.

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