Welcome to The Thoreau Society

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From the Executive Director:

Help to sustain Thoreau's legacy:

Support the Thoreau Society

Join the Society

'I have great faith in a seed.' 

Grow with Thoreauvians in all 50 US states and 22 other countries.

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Apply for the 2019 

Marjorie Harding Memorial Fellowship

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On February 27, 2019, Laura Dassow Walls will deliver the 6th annual Silas Peirce lecture, "Henry David Thoreau’s Legacy of Resistance and Hope," at Boston University.

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The 2019 Graduate Student Fellow will receive $1,000 for travel and Thoreau-related research in the greater Boston area, plus free attendance at the 2019 Thoreau Society Annual Gathering in Concord, Massachusetts.