Past Events

Thoreau Society Annual Gathering

Previous Annual Gatherings

Date: 
July 10, 2016 - 8:00am
Location: 
Various locations in Concord, MA

The Thoreau Society has been celebrating its Annual Gathering since its founding in 1941.  Thoreau Society members and enthusiasts from around the world gather in Concord each July around the time of Thoreau's birthday, July 12.  Our Keynote speakers have featured a diverse group of individuals, inspired by Thoreau in some way, including:  Joyce Carol Oates, Arun Gandhi, and Edward O. Wilson.

Henry David Thoreau at the Olmsted Falls Library

Date: 
June 22, 2017 - 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Location: 
Cuyahoga County Library, Olmsted Falls Branch, 8100 Mapleway Drive, Olmsted Falls, OH 44138
Donna Marie Przybojewski, Thoreau Bicentennial Ambassador, will be portraying Henry David Thoreau at the Olmsted Falls Branch of the Cuyahoga County Library.

Thoreau Society Panel, ASLE Conference 2017

Date: 
June 20, 2017 - 1:00pm - June 24, 2017 - 1:00pm
Location: 
Wayne State University, Detroit MI

The Thoreau Society Panel at the Twelfth ASLE Biennial Conference 2017 "Rust/Resistance: Works of Recovery"

Panel Organizer: Cristin Ellis, Assistant Professor of English at The University of Mississippi

4-person panel, 15-minute presentations

Panel Chair: TBD

2017 Thoreau Stamp

Henry D Thoreau First Day Stamp Issue

Date: 
May 23, 2017 - 9:45am - 3:00pm
Location: 
Walden Pond State Reservation

“A Visit from Henry David Thoreau”: A Dramatic Performance by Kevin Radaker

Date: 
May 20, 2017 - 1:00pm - 2:30pm
Location: 
First Presbyterian Church, Granville, Ohio

 

Encounter Henry David Thoreau, America's mid-nineteenth-century apostle of the wilderness, social critic, and political reformer, on the eve of the Civil War.  After his formal presentation, Thoreau will answer questions from the audience, followed by Professor Radaker answering questions about Thoreau.

Dr. Kevin Radaker—Bio

 

Come Alive! Chautauqua Jr. at Wildwood Park

Date: 
May 19, 2017 - 6:30pm - 8:00pm
Location: 
Wildwood Park, Granville, Ohio

 

Young readers and families are invited to join us under the tent for hands-on Thoreau-inspired activity stations like journal making, nature portraits, and more.  Plus live music.   Stations sponsored by visiting Thoreau scholar and performer Kevin Radaker, Licking County Parks, and the Granville Historical Society.   Based on the book Henry David Thoreau for Kids by Corinne Smith.   

 

Dr. Kevin Radaker—Bio

 

Brown Bag Lunch: “Thoreau on Slavery and the Conscience” with guest speaker, Kevin Radaker

Date: 
May 19, 2017 - 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Location: 
Granville Historical Society, Granville, Ohio

 

Pack your lunch and join this informal round table discussion led by visiting Thoreau scholar and performer,  Kevin Radaker.  Learn about the progression of Thoreau’s resistance to slavery and his responses to various social crises of his time by way of his three anti-slavery essays: ‘Civil Disobedience,’ ‘Slavery in Massachusetts,’ and ‘A Plea for Captain John Brown.’  

 

Dr. Kevin Radaker—Bio

 

“Henry Thoreau’s Passion for the Wild and the Wilderness”

Date: 
May 18, 2017 - 6:30pm - 8:00pm
Location: 
Granville Public Library, Granville, Ohio

 

 

Visiting Thoreau scholar and performer, Kevin Radaker, explains Thoreau’s environmental thought and his impact on the wilderness preservation movement.  Learn how American transcendentalism shaped Thoreau’s reverence for the natural world through excerpts from his works, including his essay entitled “Walking.” 

 

Dr. Kevin Radaker—Bio

 

Sally Sanford's "Henry and The Huckleberries"

Date: 
May 13, 2017 - 3:00pm - 5:00pm
Location: 
Thoreau Farm & Birthplace

 

St. Benedict Catholic School will Saunter the Year with Henry David Thoreau

Date: 
May 12, 2017 - 6:30pm - 9:30pm
Location: 
St. Benedict Catholic School 13633 Rockside Road Garfield Heights, OH 44125

St. Benedict Catholic School will Saunter the Year with Henry David Thoreau on May 12, 2017 from 6:30 P.M. to 9:30 P.M.  The program is a culminating event to the year long celebration of Henry David Thoreau through creative writing, art, dramatic performance, music, and song.  It will include: students singing "Tom Bowling", Thoreau's favorite song, scenes from The Night Thoreau Spent in Jail  by Jerome Lawrence and Robert E.

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