Thoreau’s Autumnal Tints

Tuesday, October 7, 2014 - 7:00pm to 8:30pm
Reuben Hoar Library, 41 Shattuck St, Littleton MA
Autumnal Tints

“October is the month for painted leaves. Their rich glow now flashes around the world. As fruits and leaves acquire a bright tint just before they fall, so the year near its setting. October is its sunset sky.”—Henry David Thoreau, Autumnal Tints

Come spend an evening with Michael Frederick, Executive Director of the Thoreau Society, and enjoy a lively exploration of Thoreau’s fascination with the New England landscape and seeing autumns’ beauty. Colorful descriptions abound in this essay exploring the difference between looking and truly seeing.

Henry David Thoreau—Author, philosopher, and naturalist, is best known for his essays and his two--year retreat to Walden Pond. He “traveled a good deal” and journeyed throughout the landscape of New England. Today, more than 150 years after the publication of Walden, Thoreau invites everyone “to go walking” and to live more simply in a hectic world. This program is partially supported by funds from the Friends of the Reuben Hoar Library.

The Freedom’s Way National Heritage Area is home to 45 cities and towns that influenced forms of governance and democracy, conservation, and social justice. Henry David Thoreau set foot in 39 of them.

The Freedom’s Way National Heritage Area works in partnership with The National Park Service