Past Events


"What Would Henry Do?" Panel at Thoreau Farm

Saturday, May 5, 2018 - 2:00pm to 3:30pm
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

Sunday, April 15, 2018 - 12:00pm to 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


Sunday, February 4, 2018 - 1:30pm to 2:30pm
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.

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

Sunday, February 4, 2018 - 1:00pm to 3:00pm
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

Thursday, January 4, 2018 - 3:30pm to 4:45pm
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

Sunday, December 17, 2017 - 3:00pm
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”

Sunday, December 3, 2017 - 2:30pm to 4:00pm
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

Friday, November 17, 2017 - 6:00pm to 7:30pm
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.

An Examined Life, Reflections on Thoreau's Bicentenary with Richard Geldard

Sunday, November 12, 2017 - 4:00pm to 5:30pm
The Emerson Resort at 5340 Route 28, Mount Tremper, NY

Matagiri and the Emerson Resort & Spa invite you to join us in the Emerson Resort & Spa’s Great Room for a lecture given by Professor Richard Geldard entitled “Thoreau and the Examined Life.”

2017 is the Bicentennial of Henry David Thoreau’s birth, with honorary and celebratory events taking place around the world. The source of his lasting fame is more than the experiment at Walden Pond and his influence on later protest movements by Gandhi and Martin Luther King. Thoreau led a deeply examined life, one lived consciously and fully and gave us powerful examples to follow.

Here I Am: Concord Connections

Sunday, October 29, 2017 - 2:00pm
Thoreau Farm

David Maguire, “Here I Am: Concord Connections,” Book Launch, Sunday, Oct. 29. 2-4pm

David Maguire was born 32 years ago with cerebral palsy, and has met every challenge thrown at him. David (named for Henry David Thoreau) is a graduate of Concord-Carlisle High School and Lasell College. “Here I Am: Concord Connections” celebrates David’s infectious joy of living a full life.