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JFK, Inspiration for a National Seashore and Kickstarter

The 1928 book that served as an inspiration for the establishment of the Cape Cod National Seashore by John F. Kennedy (that was in 1961, in case you're ever on "Jeopardy!"), The Outermost House by Henry Beston, is being featured in a documentary that's getting the Kickstarter treatment this month. "Henry Beston's Cape Cod: Inspiration for a National Seashore" is the untold story of the founding father of nature writing being produced by The Henry Beston Society. They're seeking funding for production costs to include reenactments with an actor and to create a short trailer for the film. According to the Kickstarter appeal, "The Outermost House is considered to be one of the seminal works of today's environmental movements. Rachel Carson said it was the only book that ever influenced her writing." The completed film will be offered to schools, public television outlets, nonprofit organizations and the like.

There are four days left in the window to donate to the Henry Beston's Cape Cod documentary project, and as of this writing, the campaign is about 20 percent shy of their $5,000 fundraising goal.

· Henry Beston's Cape Cod [Kickstarter]
· The Henry Beston Society [Official]

National Seashore, Eastham, MA