Welcome to The Thoreau Society

Thoreau's cabin at Walden Pond

From the Executive Director:

Support public understanding of Thoreau's life & legacy. Help us keep Thoreau's vision alive for generations to come.

Happy Birthday, Henry!

Join us for the largest Thoreau Event of the Year

Thoreau Bicentennial Celebration & Thoreau Society Annual Gathering: July 11-16

Register for the Annual Gathering

Terry Tempest Williams, Keynote

           Keynote Speaker:                      Terry Tempest Williams

First Parish Church, Saturday, July 15, 10:45 a.m. Register for the full conference or al a carte. Questions? Call 978-369-5310. More info...

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Theodore Roosevelt and Skip on hunting trip

Don't miss this evening talk by award-winning historian and biographer Douglas Brinkley, First Parish Church, Wed, July 12, 7:30pm.

Susan Coyne, Thoreau, Radio Open Source

Christopher Lydon, WBUR, 90.9: "A Wild & Disobedient Life," Part 3: The Concord Circle & the Birth of American Philosophy, a multifaceted conversation about the multiple facets of Thoreau.