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Thoreau's desk

From the Executive Director's Desk

Starting on March 3, 2015, The Thoreau Society and The Thoreau Farm Trust will be holding our annual fund-raising auction - and the more items we have, the more money we can raise, so we're asking for your help.  
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Waden Pond Visitor Center

Take Note: New Visitor Center at Walden Pond

The MA Department of Conservation and Recreation is moving forward with a new Visitor Center at Walden Pond State Reservation, but you will be able to purchase books and gifts at the Shop at Walden Pond either on the ground or on the web during construction.  Learn more»

Thoreau, Slavery in Massachusetts

Thoreau in the News

In a recent article in the Chicago Tribune, Mark Jacob and Stephan Benzkofer mentioned Thoreau's connection to FDR's famous declaration in the face of the Great Depression, “The only thing we have to fear is fear itself!" Read more»

From the Blog

Scot Miller's photography has been featured in many books and publications including illustrated editions of Walden, Cape Cod, and, most recently, Thoreau’s Maine Woods: A Photographic Journey Through an American Wilderness.

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.