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.

Spring Mushroom Identification Walk with Mycologist Lawrence Millman

Date: 
May 6, 2018 - 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Location: 
Estabrook Woods - Park at Monument Street entrance.

Spring Mushroom Identification Walk with Mycologist Lawrence Millman

FYI - THIS EVENT IS FULL, Sign Up for our Wait List

Mycologist Lawrence Millman will be our foray leader on a mushroom identification walk to rival all other Spring mushroom activities.

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"What Would Henry Do?" Panel at Thoreau Farm

Date: 
May 5, 2018 - 2:00pm - 3:30pm
Location: 
Thoreau Farm: Birthplace of Henry David Thoreau, 341 Virginia Road, Concord MA 01742

Based on Thoreau Farm's new book What Would Henry Do?: Essays for the 21st Century, a panel of Thoreauvian essayists, including:

Keith Bergman, volunteer with The Climate Reality Project
Debbie Bier, board member, Thoreau Farm Trust
Jayne Gordon, historian
Sandy Stott, writer and editor
Moderator: Ken Lizotte, president Thoreau Farm Trust

Reverend Jim Sherblom

Date: 
April 15, 2018 - 12:00pm - 2:00pm

The Thoreau Society and Walden Pond State Reservation proudly present…

“Transcendentalism in the 21st Century,” a lecture by Reverend Jim Sherblom, author of

Spritual Audacity: Six Disciplines of Human Flourishing

THOREAU WHISPERER

Date: 
February 4, 2018 - 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Location: 
Thoreau Farm

Is Cathryn McIntyre The Thoreau Whisperer? Come and judge for yourself on Sunday, February 4, 2018 - 1:30 - 2:30 PM - as she reads from her new book, The Thoreau Whisperer at The Thoreau Farm, 341 Virginia Road, Concord Massachusetts.

BOOK DESCRIPTION – THE THOREAU WHISPERER BY CATHRYN MCINTYRE
After encountering her mentor, an eminent Thoreau scholar, eleven days after his death, in The Thoreau Whisper, Cathryn McIntyre finds she must hone her psychic ability, set her doubts aside and accept the role she was destined to play in a remarkable collaboration that allows Thoreau’s words to be heard once again in our time.

Super Cup Fungus Sunday

Date: 
February 4, 2018 - 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Location: 
Estabrook Woods

Super Cup Fungus Sunday and Winter Mushroom Count
Sunday, Feb. 4, 2018 , 1pm-3pm, Estabrook Woods,
Monument Street entrance

Two walks in one! Make Super Cup Fungus Sunday count.

Thoreau Society MLA Panel

Date: 
January 4, 2018 - 3:30pm - 4:45pm
Location: 
Sheraton - Riverside Ballroom, New York City, Time Square

Thoreau Society Panel at Modern Language Association Annual Convention, January 4, 2018
“Thoreau and Material Culture”
Kristen Case & Rochelle Johnson, Organizers and Co-chairs

UU Minister Emeritus Barry Andrews

AUTHOR EVENT: Transcendentalism & the Cultivation of the Soul

Date: 
December 17, 2017 - 3:00pm
Location: 
First Parish Church in Concord, MA

Transcendentalism and the Cultivation of the Soul Author Book Reading

First Parish in Concord Sunday, December 17, 3:00 pm

Rev. Dr. Barry Andrews will discuss his latest book, Transcendentalism and the Cultivation of the Soul.

“Neither Lost Nor Found: the Archaeological Collections of Henry David Thoreau”

Date: 
December 3, 2017 - 2:30pm - 4:00pm
Location: 
Holliston Historical Society, 547 Washington Street, Holliston, MA 01746

“Neither Lost Nor Found:
the Archaeological Collections
of Henry David Thoreau”

Woodsburner and The Blind Astronomer’s Daughter

Date: 
November 17, 2017 - 6:00pm - 7:30pm
Location: 
Thoreau Farm

John Pipkin Author’s Talk, Friday, Nov. 17 6-7:30pm, Thoreau Farm Author John Pipkin will be reading and discussing his two critically-acclaimed historical novels, Woodsburner and The Blind Astronomer’s Daughter.

Woodsburner is a fictionalized account of an actual forest fire started by Henry David Thoreau in 1844, a year before he built his cabin at Walden Pond, and the novel interweaves the stories of three characters who are all leading lives of “quiet desperation” when they encounter Thoreau’s life-changing fire.

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