An Evening with Mountain Man Eustace Conway

Tuesday, February 10th at 6:00 PM

An evening with Mountain Man Eustace Conway

and screening of the new documentary film Reconvergence

Eustace Conway is the subject of  Elizabeth Gilbert's book "The Last American Man", and is one of The History Channel's "Mountain Men."

The film will be screened at 6:00 PM with a book signing and reception to follow.
Please RSVP to mstokenberry@charlestonlibrarysociety.org
Limited to 200 people.

Eustace Conway, celebrated naturalist, brings the voices of the natural world and historic primitive experience to life.  A cultural anthropologist, he devoted his early years to the exploration of his country and its natural roots.  He left suburbia for the forest lifestyle at the age of 17, making a hand-made tipi his primary residence for over 17 years. He canoed over 1000 miles on the Mississippi River at the age of 18, he hiked the whole 2000 mile Appalachian Trail from Maine to Georgia at the age of 19, he kayaked the entire southern coast of Alaska in his early 20’s, and he rode his horse across America from the Atlantic to Pacific ocean, later taking his horse and buggy 2,486 miles in 56 days, trotting across much of the Canadian plains and Northwestern USA. He has lived among a variety of indigenous/primitive peoples and he is “all about action”, doing what he believes in.

With the hundreds of articles, videos and features that have been published and produced about his tenacious journeys and alternative life choices, he has always turned the attention back to the root conviction that we must know our natural environment to honor, celebrate, understand, and love the precious earth that gives us life.  He committed his life to service at a young age and privately founded the unique 1000 acre nonprofit environmental education center, Turtle Island Preserve, where he currently resides in the forest and directs the Preserve, passionately promoting the mission of enriching the quality of life on earth.