Register for "More Day to Dawn."

“'There Is More Day to Dawn':
A Global Conversation Celebrating Teaching and Diversity"

October 31 & November 1, 2020

Brought to you by The Thoreau Society;
sponsored by Thoreau Farm Trust



The Write Connection at Thoreau Farm is an exciting new program of lectures and writing workshops. For now, we’ll be meeting over Zoom. After the COVID crisis, most of our programs will meet in the house where Henry was born. Whether you’re a writer ready to submit your manuscript for publishing, looking to strengthen your voice, or searching for a community of writers, you’ll find it at The Write Connection.

Eric Weiner

“A few weeks before my journey to Concord, I stumbled upon a New Yorker article about Thoreau. It was called "Pond Scum" and, as you can imagine, did little to rehabilitate the Hermit of Concord in my mind. The story's author, Kathryn Schulz, opens the piece by painting a picture of the coldhearted, misanthropic crank. Then she takes the gloves off. But as the commuter train pulls into Concord Station, just as it did during Thoreau's day, I resolve to maintain an open mind.”...

The Great Tide of Humanity: Race and Gender Reform in 19th Century Concord, Massachusetts

The Great Tide of Humanity: Race and Gender Reform in 19th Century Concord, Massachusetts

Join us for a lively evening where Concord, Massachusetts, historians and social rights activists come together to talk about the 19th century revolution that was fought with a pen and continues to capture the hearts and minds of social reformers today.

Henry David Thoreau and his fellow Transcendentalists sparked...

Nancy Shohet West
Date: Sunday, October 11, 2020 - 3:30pm
Location: This is a Zoom event
Nancy Shohet West is a Boston-area journalist who helps individuals, multi-generational families, communities, and special interest groups to write and...
Richard Smith
Date: Friday, September 18, 2020 - 7:00pm
Location: This is a Zoom event
“the Penobscot”

June 13 and 14, 2020: Films and Webinars. To view films, see below.

Register Now for Webinars

“the Penobscot”

"Surveyor of the Soul"

Directed and Narrated by James Eric Francis Sr.
Featuring Jennifer Neptune,
Chris Sockalexis, Jason Pardilla, and Chris
"Charlie Brown...

Bob Galvin

We announce with sadness the passing of longtime Thoreau Society member Bob Galvin, who served several terms on the TS board of directors and generously donated his assistance in the revision of bylaws and other legal matters. He attended all but one Annual Gathering over the last more than 35 years. A tribute to Bob will be published in a forthcoming Thoreau Society Bulletin. His obituary, which
he wrote himself (including a typically witty suggestion for memorial donations to the Society), is available online: