Past Events

Henry D. Thoreau

Auction Fun-Raiser

Date: 
Friday, March 29, 2019 - 12:00pm
Location: 
Online

Starting on March 4 through March 29, 2019, The Thoreau Society and The Thoreau Farm Trust will be auctioning off a number of fun and unique items to bid on to raise money for our organization - and the more items we have the more money we can raise, so we're asking for your help.

Thoreau Society & Thoreau Farm Auction

Thoreau Society & Thoreau Farm Auction

Date: 
Friday, March 29, 2019 - 12:00pm
Location: 
Thoreau Society Auction Site

Check out our Annual Auction! Now through March 29...

George Copway

Self-Cultivation, Individual Change: A Study of Thoreau's Indian Notebooks

Date: 
Wednesday, February 13, 2019 - 2:30pm
Location: 
Thoreau Farm, 341 Virginia Road, Concord

Concord Historical Collaborative Course: Self-Cultivation, Individual Change: A study of Thoreau's Indian notebooks, led by Mike Frederick, Feb 13.

Mary Oliver (left) and Diane Ackerman credit: Dorothy Alexander

Mary Oliver Honored with Dianne Ackerman

Date: 
Friday, November 16, 2018 - 6:00pm
Location: 
Chapel of the Concord Academy, 166 Main Street, Concord

Celebrate the work of Pulitzer-Prize winning poet Mary Oliver, as she receives, in absentia, the 2019 Henry David Thoreau Prize for Literary Excellence in Nature Writing.

Engraving of Walt Whitman by William Hollyer, 1854 (Source: Library of Congress)

Celebrating the Whitman Bicentennial: An Evening with Walt Whitman

Date: 
Saturday, May 4, 2019 - 7:30pm to 9:00pm
Location: 
First Parish in Concord, 20 Lexington Rd., Concord, MA

Shakespearean actor Stephen Collins portrays Walt Whitman in this award-winning one-man-show, “Unlaunch’d Voices” by Michael Z. Keamy. Reception to follow.

Sponsored by The Thoreau Society and the Transcendentalism Council of First Parish in Concord.

Thoreau portrait

Laura Dassow Walls lecture at BU

Date: 
Wednesday, February 27, 2019 - 6:00pm
Location: 
Tsai Performance Center, Boston University

Laura Dassow Walls will deliver the 6th Annual Silas Peirce Lecture, "Henry David Thoreau’s Legacy of Resistance and Hope," at Boston University.

Book of Origins: Rude Tales from the Big Bang to the Big Now

Book of Origins: Rude Tales from the Big Bang to the Big Now

Date: 
Sunday, February 17, 2019 - 2:00pm
Location: 
Thoreau Farm, 341 Virginia Road, Concord

In “The Book of Origins,” Millman explores religion, politics, sex, technology, science, and money. And, through his cold eye, all are equally skewered in this irreverent book of vignettes.

George Copway

Self-cultivation, Individual change: A study of Thoreau's Indian notebooks

Date: 
Wednesday, February 13, 2019 - 4:30pm
Location: 
Thoreau Farm, 341 Virginia Road, Concord

Thoreau Society Executive Director Michael Frederick leads a new course on Henry David Thoreau's study of Native Americans.

scarlet elf cup mushroom

2nd Annual Super Cup Fungus Sunday

Date: 
Sunday, February 3, 2019 - 1:00pm to 3:00pm
Location: 
Estabrook Woods, Monument Street entrance

Mycologist and author of "Fascinating Fungi of New England," Lawrence Millman, will be the foray leader on a mushroom identification walk to rival all other winter mushroom activities taking place this Super Bowl Sunday.

Thoreau Farm

“Saving Thoreau’s Birthplace: How Citizens Rallied to Bring Henry Out of the Woods”

Date: 
Sunday, November 18, 2018 - 2:00pm
Location: 
Thoreau Farm, 341 Virginia Road, Concord, MA

Lucille Stott, “Saving Thoreau’s Birthplace: How Citizens Ralli

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