Past Events

Primack and Thoreau

The Year of Low Water: Plant Ecology of Walden Pond's Shore.

Date: 
Saturday, September 10, 2016 - 13:00 to 15:00
Location: 
Walden Pond State Reservation, 915 Walden Street

Walden Pond State Reservation Interpretive Program presents The Year of Low Water: Plant Ecology of Walden Pond's Shore with world-renowned biologist Richard Primack!

Watermelon Party

Walden Pond State Reservation: Henry's Watermelon Party!

Date: 
Saturday, August 27, 2016 - 12:00 to 14:00
Location: 
Walden Pond State Reservation, 915 Walden Street

Henry Thoreau was known to have grown the sweetest, juiciest watermelons in Concord. Every year, he shared his harvest with friends and family.

As we continue this yearly tradition, enjoy a slice of melon with Henry Thoreau (portrayed by Thoreau Society's in house historian, Richard Smith) and converse with the so-called "Hermit of Walden Pond" about his daily life in 1847.

Dessert Lecture: Henry David Thoreau & Money

Date: 
Thursday, June 9, 2016 - 19:30
Location: 
Concord's Historical Colonial Inn, 48 Monument Street, Concord MA 01742

Enjoy fresh strawberry shortcake as Rev. Dr. Jim Sherblom speaks about one of Concord's favorite sons: Henry David Thoreau and Money.

Brinkley

Douglas Brinkley speaks on his new book "Rightful Heritage: Franklin D. Roosevelt and the Land of America"

Date: 
Friday, May 13, 2016 - 19:00
Location: 
First Parish in Concord, 20 Lexington Road

The Thoreau Society and the Transcendentalism Council of First Parish in Concord present Douglas Brinkley speaking about his new book Rightful Heritage: Franklin D. Roosevelt and the Land of America.

Friday, May 13, 2016. 7:00pm at First Parish in Concord

Thoreau Farm

The Thoreau Society and The Thoreau Farm Trust Annual Auction 2016

Date: 
Tuesday, March 1, 2016 - 12:00 to Tuesday, March 29, 2016 - 12:00
Location: 
Online

The Thoreau Society and The Thoreau Farm Trust are getting ready for their annual online auction.

Richard Smith as Henry Thoreau

A Winter Walk With Henry

Date: 
Monday, February 15, 2016 - 11:00 to 13:00
Location: 
Walden Pond State Reservation, 915 Walden Street, Concord, MA 01742

A Winter Walk with Henry: a Walden Pond State Reservation Interpretive Program during SCHOOL VACATION WEEK

11:00am-12:00pm: Living history, join Henry David Thoreau as portrayed by local historian Richard Smith for a visit inside the replica of the house he built for himself at Walden Pond.

12:00pm-1:00pm: Join Henry for a guided walk in the historic Walden Woods. Please dress for weather.

Henry David Thoreau for Kids

Offical Book Launch: "Henry David Thoreau for Kids" at Thoreau Farm!

Date: 
Saturday, January 30, 2016 - 13:30
Location: 
Thoreau Farm, 341 Virginia Rd. Concord, MA 01742

The Thoreau Society will sponsor the official launch of the new book “Henry David Thoreau for Kids: His Life & Ideas, With 21 Activities,” written by Corinne H. Smith.

The book is a combination biography and activity book aimed at middle-grade students, with appeal to older readers as well, including even adults. Corinne will read from the book and will provide background stories from it.

Martin Luther King Jr.

Special Event: "Civil Disobedience" at Thoreau Farm

Date: 
Monday, January 18, 2016 - 12:30 to 14:30
Location: 
Thoreau Farm, 341 Virginia Rd. Concord, MA 01742

Join local historians and Walden park staff for the 22nd annual program to commemorate Martin Luther King Jr. Day, and the legacy of Thoreau's essay Civil Disobedience. This year's program will be held at Thoreau Farm, the birthplace of Henry David Thoreau.

The Thoreau Society

Abstracts for The Thoreau Society’s Panel at MLA 2016

Date: 
Wednesday, January 6, 2016 (All day) to Sunday, January 10, 2016 (All day)
Location: 
Austin, TX

 Abstracts for The Thoreau Society’s Panel at MLA 2016

(Jan. 6-10, 29016; Austin, Texas) 

Anticipating Thoreau at 200 (The Thoreau Society)

Rochelle Johnson, Coll. of Idaho, Chair

 "Beyond all men of his day": T. W. Higginson and Thoreau's Legacy in Postbellum America
Sandy Petrulionis (Penn State Univ. Altoona)

Wen Stephenson, What We're Fighting for Now Is Each Other: Dispatches From the Front Lines of Climate Justice

New Book: Wen Stephenson, What We're Fighting for Now Is Each Other: Dispatches From the Front Lines of Climate Justice

Date: 
Tuesday, October 13, 2015 - 19:00
Location: 
St. Anne's in the Fields, 147 Concord Rd., Lincoln, MA 01773

Wen Stephenson

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