Welcome to The Thoreau Society

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From the Executive Director's Desk:

Memberhip Outreach Letter: Support public understanding of Thoreau's life and legacy! 

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Thoreau Walking Tour:

        "Henry Thoreau's Concord"

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Party like it's 1817!

Join us for the 2017

Thoreau Bicentennial Gathering 

 All are welcome to help celebrate Henry David Thoreau's 200th Birthday!

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From the Blog
A sketch of Thoreau by Daniel Ricketson, “H. D. Thoreau returning to his Shanty from Concord,” circa 1855 (Courtesy of the New Bedford Whaling Museum)

Brent Ranalli tells us what we know about the way Thoreau walked, and what his sauntering style tells us about the man himself.

Thoreau rock collection

“Thoreau and Material Culture,” CFP for a guaranteed session sponsored by the Thoreau Society, Modern Language Association Annual Conference, New York City, January 4-7, 2018.