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From the Executive Director's Desk:

Annual Gathering 2015: Thoreau's Sense of Place

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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»

From the Blog
Independent Gold-Hunter on his Way to California

Henry Thoreau visited Nantucket in December, 1854, to give a lecture--an early version of what would become his essay titled, "Life without Principle." Thoreau thought it was a huge success. The account of the islanders tells a different story.

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.