Wednesday, November 6, 2013, 7:30 – 9:00pm

Scratch Night
Scholar in Residence
Dr. David Montgomery
Stories From My Pet Rocks

Downstairs at Town Hall. Enter on Seneca Street. FREE.


Remember the Pet Rock of the 70’s? That perfect pet “doesn’t need to be fed, walked, bathed, groomed and would not die, become sick, or be disobedient.” While the novelty “toy” is a pop cultural footnote, some of us still love a rock. For many the geologic features of these treasured stones are secondary to the personal stories they tell: where we found them, what we were doing at the time, and who we were with. Join Town Hall Scholar in Residence geologist Dr. David Montgomery and roughly a dozen of his favorite rocks from his personal collection for hands-on encounters as he shares stories (and maybe songs) about the fieldwork that led to them and the geologic story they tell. You too can bring your favorite rock! Drop your name in his hat when you arrive and David will draw out names of people to come on stage and tell it’s story.

Presented by: Town Hall, as part of the In Residence program. Series media sponsorship provided by The Stranger’s A&P.
Tickets: Free, but reservations are encouraged via the “buy tickets” link.
Doors open: 6:30 pm.
Learn more: About Montgomery. 

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  1. Posted October 25, 2013 at 2:32 pm | Permalink

    My little nephew collects rocks, draws faces on them, and calls them all “Geoffrey”…

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