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Preview the 2014 Concord Saunterer: poems, prints, and essays that expand the boundaries of Thoreau scholarship. 
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The MA Department of Conservation and Recreation (DCR) is moving forward with the planned new Visitor Center at Walden Pond. 
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We are pleased to present, "Trigger Warning: Thoreau, "Chesuncook," and the Complications of Hunting," by Jericho Williams, a PhD candidate at West Virginia University: 

Scot Miller, Thoreau, The Maine Woods: A Photographic Journey Through an American Wilderness, Levenger Press, 2013.

Henry David Thoreau’s “Chesuncook,” the second essay of The Maine Woods, is well known for the controversy resulting from Atlantic Monthly editor James Russell Lowell’s decision to remove a now famous sentence referring to a pine tree.1 One hundred and fifty years later, Thoreau’s essay continues to resonate for another reason...

Walden Pond

The Thoreau Society is pleased to announce the fourth annual Thoreau Society Short-Term Research Fellowships. Recipients will receive $500 towards travel and research expenses at archives in the Greater Boston area on Thoreau related projects, as well as free attendance at the Thoreau Society 2015 Annual Gathering in Concord, MA in July.